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Jun 19, 2011

Nanogenerators Could Power a Bluetooth Headset With Your Pulse

Scientists have developed the first self-powered nanogenerators that scavenge energy from their surroundings. They could someday replace conventional batteries in small electronics.

Even the slightest movement or vibration, such as a light breeze or the thump of your pulse, can provide enough energy for these nanogenerators. The energy is stored in a capacitor and used to power sensors or even a small wireless radio like those found in Bluetooth headsets. Signals from these wireless radios can be detected up to 30 feet away.

These technology could be used in tiny spy cameras, small wearable electronics or even medical implants.


7 comments:

WOODLOUSE said...

That's pretty awesome

VersionDouble said...

wow, technology!

Lucky13 said...

Technology + Science = perfect match!

lulz for me said...

good stuff my main man

Atley said...

Now that is cool! using capacitors as batteries in effect. and powered by the excess engergy your body put off? how stinking crazy! Nobel Peace Prize right there!

lovebloggin said...

technology is getting insane!

Athanasian Complexio said...

Wow, that's getting close to having 'infinite energy'. I mean, obviously it's not just energy that's coming from nowhere, but if it can really do something like that, then that'll be a real life changer for sure.