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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Faye Oney / October 10, 2018

Metal organic frameworks for converting carbon dioxide to useful chemicals, wind farms might heat up the planet, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 10, 2018.

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Our own body movements could someday power our devices

By Faye Oney / February 13, 2018

Researchers have developed a triboelectric nanogenerator that uses body movements to generate electricity. Their device could someday generate enough power to operate our mobile devices and wearable electronics.

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Video: Pedestrians’ footsteps generate power to light street lamps

By Faye Oney / August 2, 2017

Can our footsteps generate enough power to light up the streets? A London company has installed energy-harvesting tiles that can generate electricity from pedestrians’ footsteps to power street lamps and air purifiers.

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Closer look at spider ‘signal threads’ could lead to advances in remote sensing technology

By Stephanie Liverani / January 15, 2016

Scientists at the University of Oxford in England are studying the composition of spider web “signal threads” for inspiration when it comes to developing new advances in remote sensing technology.

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Piezoelectric power on your flight and your chin

By April Gocha / September 30, 2014

Piezoelectric materials are finding their way into some interesting energy-independent devices, including a chinstrap that collects energy from chewing and aircraft wings that morph for airplane agility.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Jim Destefani / November 25, 2013

Other materials stories that may be of interest.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Eileen De Guire / April 23, 2013

How energy harvesting tech could power wearables and the internet of things (GigaOm) It’s all very well talking about the evolution of wearable computing and the internet of things, but something has to power these thin and/or tiny devices. For that reason, it’s a good thing that so many ideas are popping up in the…

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By / January 29, 2013

Lots of interesting research occurring: Researchers create glexible, nanoscale ‘bed of nails’ for possible drug delivery Researchers at North Carolina State University have come up with a technique to embed needle-like carbon nanofibers in an elastic membrane, creating a flexible “bed of nails” on the nanoscale that opens the door to development of new drug-delivery…

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Piezoelectricity’s positive vibrations

By / September 16, 2009

Via LiveScience, the Inside Science News Service reports that scientists at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute, in Blacksburg, Va., have recently developed a tiny piezoelectric device that is able to harness the power generated by small vibrations and could become of tremendous use in tomorrow’s small-scale robots, probes and appliances. Collecting the energy of small vibrations…

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Video of the week: Freescale delivers big power from small solar cells

By / February 18, 2009

[flash /ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/freescale_solar.flv mode=1 f={image=/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/freescale_solar.jpg}]   Via CNET’s Green Tech blog, we bring you a video about some nifty power conversion technology for photovoltaic applications that Freescale Semiconductor unveiled this week at the Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition. This is about high efficiency, ultra-low-voltage DC-to-DC converter technology. It enables IC startup thresholds to be reduced…

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