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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...

This Robotic “Eel” Hunts Down the Source of Water Pollution

Source: inhabitat.com Published: July 27, 2017 by Jasmin Malik Chua Lake Geneva’s latest resident—all four feet of it—is neither man nor beast. Dubbed the Envirobot, the critter is a biomimetic robot designed by Swiss researchers to pinpoint the source of pollution in...

This Low-Tech Terrarium Purifies Water Like A Mini-Amazon Rainforest

Source: treehugger.com Published: July 25, 2017 © Kikando By Kimberley Mok The lack of clean water has become a serious problem worldwide, thanks to industrial contamination, agricultural and urban pollution, and even from seemingly innocuous acts such as washing...

Oceanlinx – Oscillating Water Column Device

Source: Unknown Published: July 22, 2017 Oceanlinx  have developed an advanced Oscillating Water Column Device. Thanks to a solid international support, this Australian project is absolutely in the forefront of wave energy technology. The source for this article is...

MIT Robot Swims Through Water and Gas Pipes to Detect Leaks

Source: treehugger.com Published: July 19, 2017 © MIT By Megan Treacy Beneath the cities around the world runs a complex web of pipes, carrying water and gas to buildings, homes and businesses. These miles of pipes are necessary to everyday life, but they are...

Flexible Solar Panels Recycle Indoor Light

Source: treehugger.com Published: November 8, 2016 © Virginia Tech Integrating solar panels into windows and walls seems to be the obvious next step for the technology, but what about all of the light indoors? What if there could be a way to harness, or recycle, that...

Third-Generation Solar PV Cells Under Development in Australia

Source: abc.net.au Published: December 3, 2016 Prototype third-generation solar cells being developed by Australian company Dyesol. (Supplied: Dyesol) By Babs McHugh A collaboration between the CSIRO, the Australian National University (ANU) and a local technology...

Solid-State Technology Juicing Next Wave of Lithium-Ion Batteries

Source: japantimes.co.jp Published: May 8, 2016 This Hitachi Zosen solid-state battery (center) powers a laser displacement meter (right) while another meter (left) measures its output. courtesy of hitachi zosen Corp. | COURTESY OF HITACHI ZOSEN CORP By Shusuke Murai...

Nanotechnology Third-Generation Flexible Solar Cells

Source:  Unknown Published: July 19, 2017 Outing picnic, patting photos, video, mobile phones will have no electricity, how do? Then backpack on the solar powered portable generator cell to play a role, with the data cable to connect the battery and mobile phone, you...