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piezoelectric

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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 Jan. 20, 2014

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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 Dec. 20, 2013

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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 Apr. 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

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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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Calif. highways could be source of green energy

It's a little ironic, but automotive traffic could be the next source of green energy. AB 306, a bill for a pilot program that will harness road vibration and convert it to energy, passed the Natural Resources Committee yesterday.

By Apr. 26, 2011

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Researchers getting closer to 'everlasting battery'

Imagine a world where the battery on your favorite device doesn't get low anymore. Researchers in Australia may have finally found the key to an everlasting battery.

By Jun. 21, 2011

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Credit card-size cooler from GE is slim, silent

At half the thickness of existing fan-based computer-cooling solutions, General Electric's new system could find its way into laptops and tablets.

By Dec. 13, 2012

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Motion-powered bird backpacks take flight

Scientists develop lightweight, sensor-filled bird backpacks to track changes in migratory patterns.

By Jul. 29, 2013

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Step on it: Virus could lead to motion-powered gadgets

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory designs a benign virus that builds up electric charge, a new approach to motion-powered personal electronics and energy harvesting.

By May. 14, 2012