GLADWRAP BATTERY-WHAT NEXT??

The transparent battery: The possibilities are certainly endless.Perhaps invisible phones. July 29, 2011 – 11:28AM Seeing clearly … Stanford’s transparent lithium-ion battery. Photo: LA Times In the category of people making things you didn’t know you need, researchers at Stanford University have just created a thin, flexible, totally transparent lithium-ion battery. It is about the […]

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FLEXIBLE SENSOR GENERATES POWER TO DRIVE BATTERIES

RUBBER SENSOR WHEN FLEXED GENERATES ELECTRICITY Engineers from Princeton University have developed power-generating rubber films that could be used to harness natural body movements such as breathing or walking in order to power electronic devices such as pacemakers or mobile phones. The material, which is composed of ceramic nanoribbons embedded onto silicone rubber sheets, generates […]

THE POWER OF THE SPOKEN WORD TO GENERATE POWER TO DRIVE YOUR MOBILE PHONE

SPEECH POWERED MOBILE PHONES In the search for alternative energy sources there’s one form of energy you don’t hear much about, which is ironic because I’m referring to sound energy. Sound energy is the energy produced by sound vibrations as they travel through a specific medium. Speakers use electricity to generate sound waves and now […]

TYPING ON YOUR LAPTOP GENRATES POWER TO DRIVE YOUR COMPUTER

TYPING ON YOUR KEYBOARD TO GENERATE BELECTRICITY Everlasting batteries and self-powered portable electronics have come one step closer to reality, according to the results of new research by Australian scientists from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT). The researchers successfully measured a piezoelectric thin film’s capacity for turning mechanical pressure into electricity. It may […]

TINY NUCLEAR BATTERIES THE SIZE OF A SMALL COIN

NUCLEAR MINIATURE BATTERIES DEVELOPED This might sound dangerous, but nuclear batteries have been safely powering devices such as pace-makers, satellites and underwater systems for years. They have an extremely long life and high energy density compared to batteries using chemicals. However, they are costly and also very large and heavy. Now researchers at the University […]

CHARGING YOUR BATTERY IN MINUTES OR SECONDS NOW POSSIBLE

CHARGING YOUR BATTERY IN ONLY MINUTES IS POSSIBLE A diagram of a lithium-ion battery constructed using Braun’s nanostructured bicontinuous cathode (left), and a scanning electron microscope image of the nanostructure (right) (Image: Paul Braun, University of Illinois) Of all the criticisms of electric vehicles, probably the most commonly-heard is that their batteries take too long […]