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New Cell Phone Charging System Harvests Energy from Vibrations

New Cell Phone Charging System Harvests Energy from Vibrations

A multinational team of engineers is working on new technology that could allow you to charge your phone on the go without having to plug in. The team has developed a new system for charging smartphone

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myPower Converts Energy from Your Daily Run into Renewable Power for Your Mobile Phone

myPower Converts Energy from Your Daily Run into Renewable Power for Your Mobile Phone

Between portable batteries and cases with built-in power, there are a multitude of ways to recharge your device on the go. Unfortunately, all of them require that you pre-charge the backup itself.

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MIT Develops Polymer Film That Harvests Energy From Water Vapor

MIT Develops Polymer Film That Harvests Energy From Water Vapor

Researchers at MIT just developed a new bio-polymer film that is able to generate electricity from a readily available source: water vapor. The material changes its shape as it absorbs evaporated water.

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Madella Simone’s Tesla E-Max Bike Converts Pressure To Power

Madella Simone’s Tesla E-Max Bike Converts Pressure To Power

The Tesla E-Max bike by Madella Simone is not just a pretty electric face. This motorcycle is covered in piezoelectric material that converts compression strength to power. And that's not all. A second

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Solar Ivy Building-Integrated Modular Photovoltaic System Grows Bigger & Better

Solar Ivy Building-Integrated Modular Photovoltaic System Grows Bigger & Better

Solar Ivy is a modular and customizable photovoltaic product with a wide range of applications. The "leaf" is roughly the size of a cantaloupe with a thin-film photovoltaic panel adhered to it. Customers

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New Piezoelectric Railways Harvest Energy From Passing Trains

New Piezoelectric Railways Harvest Energy From Passing Trains

Piezoelectric technology generates energy from pressure and stress on certain surfaces, and we've seen it harvest electricity from roads and dance floors to power lights and signs. Recently Israeli

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6 Amazing Examples of Groundbreaking Green Technology

6 Amazing Examples of Groundbreaking Green Technology

Just as we love to hear, green technology is going the extra mile these days zipping well past the realm of solar power, into the boundless world of innovative ideas that no man has ever explored

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6 Inspiring Examples of Groundbreaking Green Technology

6 Inspiring Examples of Groundbreaking Green Technology

This article is underwritten by Veer.com. Green technology isn't just about wind turbines, solar panels and alternative fuel anymore. A few inspiring individuals out there are breaking new ground

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MIT Develops New Multifunctional Fibers with Piezoelectric Sensitivity

MIT Develops New Multifunctional Fibers with Piezoelectric Sensitivity

MIT labs just unveiled its latest technological breakthrough -- a brand new kind of material that combines optical fiber technology and piezoelectrics, meaning it can actually sense pressure changes

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Shoe Generator Harvests Power from Walking

Shoe Generator Harvests Power from Walking

Photo courtesy of lusi These shoes were made for walking--and for producing power. A researcher at Louisiana Tech University designed a shoe that contains a small generator in its sole. When the

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‘Solar Ivy’ Photovoltaic Leaves Climb to New Heights

‘Solar Ivy’ Photovoltaic Leaves Climb to New Heights

Solar Ivy (or SMIT Grow) is a spectacular system of thin, fluttering solar panels that generate energy by sparkling in the sunlight. The wind and solar power generating photovoltaic leaves can be easily

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POWERleap Harnesses Energy From Foot Steps!

POWERleap Harnesses Energy From Foot Steps!

Here's a brilliant invention that makes us wonder why all city sidewalks aren't covered in piezoelectric tiles. POWERleap is a floor tiling system that converts wasted energy from human foot traffic into

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ALTERNATIVE ENERGY: Rain Power

ALTERNATIVE ENERGY: Rain Power

Trying to find alternative sources of energy has proven to be an extraordinary feat, allowing us to use everything from sun to the motion of the ocean. But there is still one plentiful source of renewable

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