Typing and Swiping Could be the New Energy-Efficient Way to Charge Your Smartphone

March 21, 2014 by  
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Zhong Lin Wang and his team at the  Georgia Institute of Technology  have come up with a generator that powers your smartphone with nothing more than typing and swiping. The idea is based on the  triboelectric effect , which produces an electric charge from the friction of two different materials rubbing together. It’s a breakthrough that has already been successfully incorporated into various objects, and could mean you never have to charge your phone again! Read the rest of Typing and Swiping Could be the New Energy-Efficient Way to Charge Your Smartphone Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: friction-based energy production , Georgia Institute of Technology , nanotechnology , polymer film , triboelectric nanogenerator , Zhong Lin Wang        

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MIT Develops Polymer Film That Harvests Energy From Water Vapor

January 11, 2013 by  
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Researchers at MIT just developed a new bio-polymer film that is able to generate electricity from a readily available source: water vapor. The material changes its shape as it absorbs evaporated water. As the bio-polymer film repeatedly curls and unfurls it drives robotic limbs, which in turn generate enough electricity to power micro- and nanoelectronic devices. Read the rest of MIT Develops Polymer Film That Harvests Energy From Water Vapor Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bio-polymer film , devices , gadgets , MIT , piezoelectric , piezoelectric clothing , polymer film , sweat power , water power , water vapor

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MIT Develops Polymer Film That Harvests Energy From Water Vapor

MIT Develops Polymer Film That Harvests Energy From Water Vapor

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Researchers at MIT just developed a new bio-polymer film that is able to generate electricity from a readily available source: water vapor. The material changes its shape as it absorbs evaporated water. As the bio-polymer film repeatedly curls and unfurls it drives robotic limbs, which in turn generate enough electricity to power micro- and nanoelectronic devices. Read the rest of MIT Develops Polymer Film That Harvests Energy From Water Vapor Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bio-polymer film , devices , gadgets , MIT , piezoelectric , piezoelectric clothing , polymer film , sweat power , water power , water vapor

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