51 Results for

piezoelectric

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In the future, we could charge wearables by chewing

Get set to strap on some piezoelectric headgear to keep all your wearables charged and ready to use.

By September 18, 2014

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Laptops could charge by typing, thanks to a virus

Team from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory sets out to generate piezoelectric power from the M13 virus, commonly found in science labs.

By May 22, 2012

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Could laptops be recharged by typing alone?

Piezoelectric technology being studied at RMIT University in Australia might lead to laptops that can be recharged by typing alone.

By June 24, 2011

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Nanoribbons let beating hearts power their own pacemakers

Researchers show that materials called piezoelectrics, packaged onto flexible strips attached to animal hearts, can supply power for medical devices where batteries pose problems.

By January 20, 2014

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Energy-harvesting rubber could power phones

Researchers from Princeton and Caltech come up with a piezoelectric material that could harness body movements to charge consumer electronics--even pacemakers.

By January 29, 2010

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Eco-clubbing: Talk about a dance, dance revolution

London outlet features a piezoelectric dance floor that uses quartz crystals and ceramics to turn gyrating energy into electricity.

By July 18, 2008

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Scientists print eye cells using inkjet printer

University of Cambridge researchers print two types of retinal cells from adult rats and hope the development could one day contribute to a cure for some types of human blindness.

By December 20, 2013

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Quartz crystal computer rocks

"Irrational Computing" has interlinked a series of untreated crystals and minerals to create a primitive signal processor.

By May 19, 2014

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New 'smart skin' so sensitive it rivals the real thing

Researchers say their experimental arrays sense pressure in the same range as the human fingertip, which could result in better bots and prosthetics.

By April 26, 2013

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Laptops could charge by typing thanks to a virus on the keys

We love the sound of laptops that can be charged by your typing, thanks to a genetically engineered virus.

By May 22, 2012