Nanogenerators grow strong enough to power small conventional electronics (w/ Video)
Blinking numbers on a liquid-crystal display (LCD) often indicate that a device's clock needs resetting. But in the laboratory of Zhong Lin Wang at Georgia Tech, the blinking number on a small LCD signals ...
Hybrid energy harvester generates electricity from vibrations and sunlight
Scientists discover giant Rydberg atom molecules
A group of University of Oklahoma researchers led by Dr. James P. Shaffer, Homer L. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy, have discovered giant Rydberg molecules with a bond as large as a red blood cell. Determining ...
Harvesting Energy from Natural Motion: Magnets, Cantilever Capture Wide Range of Frequencies
(PhysOrg.com) -- By taking advantage of the vagaries of the natural world, Duke University engineers have developed a novel approach that they believe can more efficiently harvest electricity from the motions ...
Research team shows nuclear clock could be 60 times more accurate than atomic clock
Mechanical motion rectifier leads to better energy harvesting
Pickin' Up Good Vibrations to Produce Green Electricity
(PhysOrg.com) -- Vibrations from the environments we live and work in could be much more widely harnessed as a clean source of electricity, due to cutting-edge UK research.
UK scientists develop optimum piezoelectric energy harvesters
Scientists working as part of the Metrology for Energy Harvesting Project have developed a new model to deliver the maximum power output for piezoelectric energy harvesters.
First self-powered device with wireless data transmission
Scientists are reporting development of the first self-powered nano-device that can transmit data wirelessly over long distances. In a study in ACS's journal Nano Letters, they say it proves the feasibility of a f ...
Scientists Track Heat in Tiny Rolls of Carbon Atoms
(PhysOrg.com) -- IBM Research scientists today announced a landmark study in the field of nanoelectronics; the development and demonstration of novel techniques to measure the distribution of energy and heat in powered carbon ...
Student's invention harvests energy from earthquakes
(Phys.org)—A wireless vibration sensor being developed by a Victoria University student could provide a low-cost solution for engineers to monitor the damage of buildings affected by earthquakes.
Physics at the threshold of hearing
Carbon nanotubes for molecular magnetic resonances
Researchers at ICFO have developed a new technique for measuring very weak forces on a molecular scale. Thanks to the use of carbon nanotubes, they have achieved the highest level of sensitivity to date. These results published ...
Adhesion disturbed by noise
Imagine a solid ball rolling down a slightly inclined ramp. What could be perceived as child's play is the focus of serious theoretical research by Manoj Chaudhury and Partho Goohpattader, two physicists ...