University of Bath scientists have discovered a way to generate electricity from nylon – the stretchy fabric used widely in sportswear and other shape-hugging apparel – raising hopes that our clothes will become an important source of energy. The scientists have found a way to produce nylon fibers that are smart enough to produce electricity […]

Penn State researchers believe they have developed a 10-fold increase in the ability to harvest mechanical and thermal energy over standard piezoelectric composites. The new system may be possible using a piezoelectric ceramic foam supported by a flexible polymer support. In the search for ways to harvest small amounts of energy to run mobile electronic […]

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 […]

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