“The great tragedy of science - the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.” Thomas Huxley, Scientist (1825-95).
Tuesday, 25 September 2012
Foot pounds of energy?
Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology have devised a self charging battery unit. By incorporating a piezoelectric material within a Li-ion battery, this generates a charge under mechanical stress and produces a self-charging device. Putting the device on the bottom of a shoe provided a simple route for supplying the mechanical energy for conversion and storage.