nanogenerators

More back alley science

Hey guys, hows the domes holdin up after that spooky neutrino shit? Oh you weren’t phased by that? Apparently breaking the speed of light is whatevs, well let me lay some real HEAVY shit on you.

FOR SCIENCE!!

So we all know how bitchin LED TV’s are. Well what if I told you, we put them sukkas in some CONTACT LENSES. (ok, well one pixel, but dammit thats good enough for me)

http://io9.com/5861725/engineers-have-created-an-led-display-you-can-wear-like-a-contact-lens

Don’t worry tho they are powered by Radioactive Isotopes, TOTALLY SAFE.

Technically yea, they are safe, but come on, im supposed to put radioactive shit in my eyes?

Good thing we are developing this:

http://www.treehugger.com/clean-technology/ipods-powered-with-our-heartbeat-within-5-years-scientists-say-yes.html

Flexible microchips, powered by the kinetic energy of your HEART. I mean it’s keeping you alive, big deal, it needs to also power our Ipod, and our super awesome eyeball TVs

Dear future, hurry up and make me Robo-Cody

Flexible nanogenerator sees 40x energy efficiency increase - Infinite power to be commercialized soon

NANOGENERATORS are innovative self-powered energy harvesters that convert kinetic energy created from vibrational and mechanical sources into electrical power, removing the need of external circuits or batteries for electronic devices. This innovation is vital in realizing sustainable energy generation in isolated, inaccessible, or indoor environments and even in the human body.

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200x power increase in nanogenerators could enable powering of many devices simply from movement

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) researchers have discovered how to radically improve conversion of ambient energy (such as body movement) to electrical energy for powering wearable and portable devices.

As has been noted on KurzweilAI, energy-harvesting devices can convert ambient mechanical energy sources — including body movement, sound, and other forms of vibration — into electricity.

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Ref: Characteristics of piezoelectric ZnO/AlN−stacked flexible nanogenerators for energy harvesting applications. Appl. Phys. Lett. 106, 023901 (2015); http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4904270