Hybrid energy harvester generates electricity from vibrations and sunlight
Artificial light-harvesting method achieves 100% energy transfer efficiency
Mechanical motion rectifier leads to better energy harvesting
Energy harvesting skin generates power from air conditioners
Quick jolt of energy could improve energy harvesting by a factor of 40
Ancient effect harnessed to produce electricity from waste heat
A phenomenon first observed by an ancient Greek philosopher 2,300 years ago has become the basis for a new device designed to harvest the enormous amounts of energy wasted as heat each year to produce electricity. ...
Award-winning energy harvester brings practical applications closer
Disney researchers harvest energy from rubbing, tapping paper-like material
Electric current sufficient to light a string of LEDs, activate an e-paper display or even trigger action by a computer can be generated by tapping or rubbing simple, flexible generators made of paper, thin ...
Flexible plastics that turn mechanical vibrations into electrical energy
The shrinking dimensions and decreased power consumption of modern electronic gadgets have created opportunities for energy harvesting processes that tap into free, green energy from the environment. Vibration ...
Harvesting vibrations to power microsensors
Battery replacement may soon be a thing of the past. Researchers from A*STAR's Institute of Microelectronics (IME) are tapping into low frequency vibrations, the most abundant and ubiquitous energy source in the surroundings, ...
Physicists quantify temperature changes in metal nanowires
(Phys.org) —Using the interaction between light and charge fluctuations in metal nanostuctures called plasmons, a University of Arkansas physicist and his collaborators have demonstrated the capability of measuring temperature ...
Wringing more energy out of everyday motions
Randomness and chaos in nature, as it turns out, can be a good thing especially if you are trying to harvest energy from the movements of everyday activities like walking.
Power-generating knee strap hints at end for batteries
Battery-powered devices could soon be a thing of the past thanks to a group of UK researchers who have created a novel energy harvester to power some of the latest wearable gadgets.
Atoms in a nanocrystal cooperate, much like in biomolecules
(Phys.org) —Researchers have long thought that biological molecules and synthetic nanocrystals were similar only in size. Now, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign chemists have found that they can ...