News tagged with piezoelectric

Nanogenerator's output triples previous record

(Phys.org)—Taking an important step forward for self-powered systems, researchers have built a nanogenerator with an ultrahigh output voltage of 209 V, which is 3.6 times higher than the previous record ...

Jan 03, 2013 feature
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Mini robot builds NPL probe

Precision engineering requires accurate measurements and these are often made using co-ordinate measuring machines, or CMMs.

Aug 31, 2012
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Pressure sensor array made with polyamino acid

Japanese researchers from the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), have developed an all-printed flexible pressure sensor in collaboration with Ajinomoto Co., Inc.

Aug 16, 2012
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Researchers generate electricity from viruses

Imagine charging your phone as you walk, thanks to a paper-thin generator embedded in the sole of your shoe. This futuristic scenario is now a little closer to reality. Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence ...

May 13, 2012
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