Energy


Ultrathin Device Harvests Electricity from Human Motion

Source: news.vanderbilt.edu Published: July 21, 2017 By David Salisbury Click here to watch “Ultrathin device harvests electricity from human motion”: https://youtu.be/4j4w_36X0nU Imagine slipping into a jacket, shirt or skirt that powers your cell phone, fitness...

Gravity is Illuminating Sub-Saharan Africa

Source: theguardian.com Published: June 21, 2016 The weight of light: how gravity is illuminating sub-Saharan Africa Banyak and Michael Tait Off-grid communities such as those in sub-Saharan Africa can pay thousands of times as much as the rest of us for their energy....

Your Sweat May Soon Power Your Smartphone

Source: financialexpress.com Published: June 23, 2017 Scientists have created a skin patch that can power a radio for two days using human sweat, and may eventually be used to charge mobile devices while people are out for a run. (Image: Reuters) By: PTI Scientists...

Norway’s Statkraft to Make Biofuel from Wood Chips and Other Waste

Source: reuters.com Published: June 20, 2017 Geert De Clercq ESTORIL, Portugal (Reuters) – Norwegian utility Statkraft has found a way to produce biofuel from wood chippings and other solid organic waste, which it says replicates in minutes a process that made...

Waste-to-Energy Machine Reveals Power of Trash

Source: army.mil Published: April 13, 2016 The Battalion-scale Waste to Energy Conversion Green Energy Machine converts 3 tons of trash into 100 gross kilowatts of energy. (Photo Credit: Danielle Davis) By Danielle Davis FORT BENNING, Ga. — Fort Benning is helping the...

The Answer to India’s Energy Crisis Could Be Blowing in the Wind

Source: smithsonianmag.com Published: October 26, 2016 Maanasa Mendu, of Mason, Ohio, presents HARVEST, her prototype renewable energy-gathering device, at the 2016 Young Scientist Challenge. (Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge) By Nathan Hurst The 2016...

Are Artificial Trees the Future of Renewable Energy?

Source: smithsonianmag.com Published: February 20, 2016 Iowa State University scientists modeled their artificial leaves after cottonwood leaves. (Flickr user Jon Hurd) By Maya Wei-Haas While a new device’s flapping leaves can generate a lot of energy, extracting it...