piezoelectric energy

Biotemplated Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting Device Developed

A new biotemplated, flexible piezoelectric energy harvesting device (nano-generator) has been created by researchers from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at KAIST. The researchers think that the new device/technology could allow next-generation LCD screens and LED bulbs to be powered by nothing but “simple finger movements.” The nano-generators … [continued]

Now Your Shoes Can Charge Your Phone

  24-year-old Anthony Mutua has created a device that turns your sneakers into cell phone chargers. The invention is being presented at Kenyan Science Technology and Innovation Week in Nairobi this week. “The shoe apparently has a very thin ‘crystal chip,’ perhaps a piezoelectric device, that generates power when the sole bends. … [continued]