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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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MIT produces fibers that can speak, hear

Imagine clothing made of fibers whose electrical properties include the ability to register and produce sound. MIT researchers are experimenting with such fibers.

By July 12, 2010

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Harvesting energy from falling raindrops

Scientists are looking at ways to produce electricity from the vibrations caused by falling raindrops.

By January 28, 2008

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San Francisco sprouts a 'Chia' nightclub

A hanging garden on a dance club's facade is the seed of plans to give people a place to get down without the green guilt.

By December 13, 2007