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
How to make a "perfect" solar absorber
The key to creating a material that would be ideal for converting solar energy to heat is tuning the material's spectrum of absorption just right: It should absorb virtually all wavelengths of light that ...
Quantum biology: Algae evolved to switch quantum coherence on and off
A UNSW Australia-led team of researchers has discovered how algae that survive in very low levels of light are able to switch on and off a weird quantum phenomenon that occurs during photosynthesis.
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. ...
Social amoebae travel with a posse, have amazingly complicated social lives
In 2011, Nature announced that scientists had discovered a single-celled organism that is a primitive farmer. The organism, a social amoeba called Dictyostelium discoideum, picks up edible bacteria, carries them ...
Researchers demonstrate new technique for generating electricity
Research scientists at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland have demonstrated a new technique for generating electrical energy. The new method can be used in harvesting energy from mechanical vibrations ...
Porphyrin Dimers Increase Efficiency of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells
Award-winning energy harvester brings practical applications closer
Piezoelectric chin device harvests jaw movements for energy
'Smart material' chin strap harvests energy from chewing
A chin strap that can harvest energy from jaw movements has been created by a group of researchers in Canada.