Gallery: Next-Gen Electronics Charge Themselves With Energy-Harvesting ...


Engineers at UCLA have developed technology that allows energy gobbling gadgets like smartphones and laptops to convert sunlight, ambient light, and their own backlight into energy. Equipping LCD-enhanced devices with so-called polarizing organic photovoltaics will recoup battery loads of lost power, and enable smartphone users to scour Yelp, scan Twitter, and update their Facebook page without fear of draining the charge before a real communication crisis arises.

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  1. xades August 21, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Layered Tech.

  2. Bo August 18, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    Excellent Technology, I wonder if they have heard of the Light Power Cell System, LPCS.
    Would love to talk to UCLA.
    Gary/ LPCS

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