Thought for the month

“It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare.” Edmund Burke, politician (1729 – 97).

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.

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