March 20th, 2014 | by James Ayre
The technology of triboelectric nanogenerators (TENG) has come a long way since its unveiling only two years ago, based on [&hellip
May 25th, 2011 | by Michael Ricciardi
Recently, electrical engineers at the University of Michigan, have perfected a device that can harness ambient, mechanical vibrations and convert these into electricity at 5 to 10 times the efficiency and power output than previous devices of this type. At 27 cubic millimeters, a single such system fits -- with room to spare -- on a penny. According to the engineers, the wireless/battery-less devices can be installed and left alone for 10 to 20 years, essentially a "limitless shelf time"