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Charging Your Electronics In A Rainstorm

May 25th, 2018 | by Nexus Media

Anyone watching Swedish scientist Anja Lund working out on an aerobic stepper recently might have thought it a strange way to get fit. She was stepping while holding a shoulder bag, its arm strap dripping with water. In this case, exercise was secondary to science. Lund wasn’t attempting to break a sweat — rather, she was trying to simulate a brisk walk in the rain

Power From Your Legs

June 28th, 2014 | by Sponsored Content

Kinetic energy is a renewable energy resource we don’t give much attention to. Very simply, it is the energy of [&hellip

Shake Remote, Turn Off Television

September 28th, 2011 | by Charis Michelsen

With potential laptops powered by typing and watches powered by moving one's arm, energy harvesting is a growing field with a number of cool products. In Japan, Murata Manufacturing is firmly on board the trend with sensors to detect and convert vibration, temperature gradient, ambient heat, and light into small amounts of electricity. Their most recent offering uses a variety of their sensors in combination with a flexible plate to send several different signals without the need for batteries

One Step Closer to Clean Kinetic Energy for Your iPAD

August 24th, 2011 | by Tina Casey

Kinetic energy harvesters that could power electronic devices simply by walking have been in the hopper for a while now, and it finally seems to be on the verge of breaking into the commercial market. That means, in the near future, anybody with a cell phone, iPAD or any other electronic device will never have to worry about batteries again.

More than Half of U.S. Energy Goes to Waste – But Not for Long

May 17th, 2011 | by Tina Casey

Researchers at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory estimate that the U.S. loses more than half the energy it generates. That doesn't include heating and cooling loss from buildings, just energy that vanishes into the atmosphere from machines, industrial processes and electronic equipment. In order to reclaim and recycle some of this energy,

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