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
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 ...
Porphyrin Dimers Increase Efficiency of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells
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 ...
Harvesting light, the single-molecule way
New insights into one of the molecular mechanisms behind light harvesting, the process that enables photosynthetic organisms to thrive, even as weather conditions change from full sunlight to deep cloud cover, ...
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, ...