Step into the future with InStep NanoPower shoes that harvest kinetic energy

February 16, 2016 by  
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Harnessing abundant but inaccessible energy from unlikely sources may soon be as simple as taking a walk in the park. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have developed a new method of harvesting kinetic energy from human locomotion. “Human walking carries a lot of energy,” says Tom Krupenkin, researcher and UW Professor of Mechanical Engineering. “Theoretical estimates show that it can produce up to 10 watts per shoe, and that energy is just wasted as heat. A total of 20 watts from walking is not a small thing, especially compared to the power requirements of the majority of modern mobile devices.” The energy harvesting shoe could prove a simple but effective lifeline in remote ares where power access is limited or nonexistent . Read the rest of Step into the future with InStep NanoPower shoes that harvest kinetic energy

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Jog Your Way to a Charged Cell Phone with Instep Nanopower

August 25, 2011 by  
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Soon, you may be able to jog your way to a charged cell phone. Conceptualized by Tom Krupenking and Ashley Taylor, the Instep Nanopower fits snuggly in the sole of your sneaker , and with each step the device harvests the kinetic energy created. The collected energy from your moves could later be transferred to power your phone! Read the rest of Jog Your Way to a Charged Cell Phone with Instep Nanopower Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Ashley Taylor , eco design , Gallinstan , green design , Instep Nanopower , kinetic energy , personal kinetic device , sustainable design , Tom Krupenking

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The CityVision Y1 Project Kicks Off at the MAXXI Museum in Rome Sept. 16th!

August 25, 2011 by  
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This fall the MAXXI Museum in Rome is hosting Y1/ CityVision – a riveting series of talks and presentations focused on developing new concepts for contemporary architecture. Kicking off September 16th, the Y1 project, organized by Francesco Lipari and Vanessa Todaro, is hosting a talk by architect Joshua Prince Ramus (of REX architects ), a presentation of the CityVision magazine Special issue 4, an exciting award ceremony for the winners of the Venice CityVision International Competition , and of course, the presence of some of the most important designers and architects working today. Read the rest of The CityVision Y1 Project Kicks Off at the MAXXI Museum in Rome Sept. 16th! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: architecture exhibits , city vision , city vision rome , cityvision , cityvision rome , design competitions , green architecture , Italian Architecture , Italy architecture , maxxi museum rome , modern architecture , y1 design , y1 exhibit rome

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