Researchers from Switzerland are tapping into an unexpected energy source right under our feet – wood flooring. Their nanogenerator has been presented in the journal Matter. The nanogenerator enables wood to generate energy from our footfalls. The team also improved the wood used in the their nanogenerator with a combination of a silicone coating and […]

Tel-Aviv University researchers have developed an innovative material that is eco-friendly, completely biological and non-toxic, and causes no harm to the body’s tissues. The material is as strong as titanium and extremely flexible. The new development will allow for the charging of pacemakers using only the heartbeat, eliminating the need for batteries. The new material […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology scientists have used a compound made from a starch derivative and baking soda to help convert mechanical to electrical energy. The approach, developed by scientists at Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Technology (DGIST), with colleagues in Korea and India is cost-effective and biocompatible, and can help charge […]

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 […]

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