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Beating heart powers pacemaker

( —An interdisciplinary research team including Northwestern University's Yonggang Huang has developed a flexible medical implant that harvests the energy of the beating heart. Such a device could power pacemakers, ...

dateApr 10, 2014 in Engineering
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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 ...

dateMay 13, 2012 in Bio & Medicine
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