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Could your heart power its own pacemaker?

From battery life to pure life, new research shows we're getting closer to a future where important implanted and wearable health devices could run on power collected from our own organs.

By January 23, 2014

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Heartbeat-powered pacemaker skips the batteries

A prototype cardiac energy harvester out of the University of Michigan could one day harness the beating of a heart to power a pacemaker.

By November 5, 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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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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Engineers harness power from human respiration

A plastic microbelt that vibrates when passed by low-speed airflow could lead to a new generation of microscale biomedical devices that are powered by human breath.

By October 5, 2011

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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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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 June 21, 2011

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Could nanotech create speech-powered phones?

Research could pave the way for battery-free gadgets that harness sound waves for power.

By December 3, 2008