Researchers show that materials called piezoelectrics, packaged onto flexible strips attached to animal hearts, can supply power for medical devices where batteries pose problems.
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.
"Irrational Computing" has interlinked a series of untreated crystals and minerals to create a primitive signal processor.
Researchers say their experimental arrays sense pressure in the same range as the human fingertip, which could result in better bots and prosthetics.
We love the sound of laptops that can be charged by your typing, thanks to a genetically engineered virus.
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.
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.
Team from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory sets out to generate piezoelectric power from the M13 virus, commonly found in science labs.
At half the thickness of existing fan-based computer-cooling solutions, General Electric's new system could find its way into laptops and tablets.
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory designs a benign virus that builds up electric charge, a new approach to motion-powered personal electronics and energy harvesting.