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A New Way to Turn Low Heat Into Electricity

A New Way to Turn Low Heat Into Electricity

OsmoBlue – turning heat into electricity Some studies have shown that anywhere between 20-50 percent of the energy consumed worldwide is dispersed as heat. A new technology developed by Swiss researchers and the Swiss start-up OsmoBlue can supposedly turn even ...

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Self Charging Battery Developed

Self Charging Battery Developed

The new Self-Charging Power Cell Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology developed a unique power cell that self-charges directly by converting mechanical energy into chemical energy, storing the power until it is released as electrical current. This technology eliminates ...

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Charge Your Cell Phone with Your Voice

South Korean researchers developed a new technique for turning sound into electricity, allowing a mobile phones to be charged while the user is talking over the phone. Charge while you talk? (Image credit: Iddo Genuth) At the Sungkyunkwan University in ...

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New High-Powered Organic Batteries

New High-Powered Organic Batteries

Chemists from the University of Texas developed new organic batteries that offer lightweight energy storage. Unlike similar developments, their new battery does not rely on toxic heavy metals, making it a potential ecologic replacement for current batteries.   Illustration of ...

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Breakthrough in Thin-Film Solar Cells

Breakthrough in Thin-Film Solar Cells

Scientists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) in Germany have recently reported a breakthrough in their search for more efficient thin-film solar cells. Such cells could help create better solar receptors, improving both capacity and utilization of current devices – ...

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AutoTram: Combination of Bus and Tram

AutoTram: Combination of Bus and Tram

Scientists from the Fraunhofer Institute for Transportation and Infrastructure, Germany, recently introduced an innovative public transportation solution, dubbed the “AutoTram”. The new vehicle is as long as a tram but has bus-like agility, allowing it to maneuver easily through crowded ...

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