LAPTOP BATTERIES SHOW HERE THEY CAN GO THE DISTANCE TEST REVEALS

BATTERIES FOR LAPTOPS ARE GETTING BETTER AS THIS SHOWS Never trust gadget-makers’ claims about battery life. They usually employ weasel words (a machine that alleges to last “up to” six hours between recharges is technically delivering if it runs out of juice in 45 minutes). And they’re racked with fine-print caveats (the battery can last […]

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 […]

COLLECTING & USING THE HEAT FROM YOUR HOME COMPUTERS TO CREATE USEABLE ENERGY

Harvesting heat from computers One estimates that half of the energy consumed by data centres goes toward cooling computer processors, with most of the removed hot air simply being blown into the atmosphere. Instead, IBM sees that heat being captured & used to warm the air in other areas of the building, to heat water, […]