Researchers in India at Jadavpur University in Koltata explored and found a way to recycle fish byproducts into an energy harvester for self-powered electronics. The basic premise behind the researchers’ work is simple: Fish scales contain collagen fibers that possess a piezoelectric property, which means that an electric charge is generated in response to applying […]

A research team has developed a hyper-stretchable elastic-composite energy harvesting device called a nanogenerator. A team led by Professor Keon Jae Lee of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and Seoul National University (SNU) have collaborated and demonstrated a facile methodology to obtain a […]

University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) researchers reported progress on a novel form of a new plastic at the 249th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS). The plastic has been used in filters and tubing, but also has an unusual trait: it can produce electricity when pulled or pressed. This […]

Scientists at the Center for Research in Advanced Materials (CIMAV) have developed a device that fits inside a pair of shoes that harvests the energy made available when someone walks. This energy is then stored in AAA or watch batteries. The team designed a pill-shaped cylinder adapted to a shoe in order to store the […]

Georgia Tech scientists working on a miniature generator based on an electrical energy generating phenomenon called the piezoelectric effect produced more power than expected – with a new idea called the triboelectric effect.  That makes imagining powering your cell phone by simply walking around your office or rubbing it with the palm of your hand […]

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