“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.”
Maire Curie, Scientist (1867-1934).
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.