Scientists Have Created a Super-Thin Fabric That Harvests Energy From Our Movements

The mechanism responsible for the fibre’s generation of electricity is surprisingly simple. A mesh of carbon atoms rolled into tubes 10,000 times thinner than the width of a human hair makes up the fundamental fibres of the complete filament.

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Researchers create very small sensor using ‘white graphene’

Credit: Delft University of Technology Researchers from TU Delft in The Netherlands, in collaboration with a team at the University of Cambridge (U.K.), have found a way to create and … Continue reading Researchers create very small sensor using ‘white graphene’

In March, wind and solar generated a record 10% of US electricity

Enlarge / The large Barren Ridge solar panel array near Mojave, California. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)   According to the Energy Information Administration’s Electric Power Monthly, a bit more … Continue reading In March, wind and solar generated a record 10% of US electricity

Wireless charging of moving electric vehicles overcomes major hurdle

Stanford scientists have created a device that wirelessly transmits electricity to a movable disc. The technology could some day be used to charge moving electric vehicles and personal devices. Credit: Sid Assawaworrarit/Stanford University If electric cars could recharge while driving down a highway, it would virtually eliminate concerns about their range and lower their cost, perhaps making electricity the standard … Continue reading Wireless charging of moving electric vehicles overcomes major hurdle

Buzzing the brain with electricity can boost working memory

The scans show that stimulation ‘in beat’ increases brain activity in the regions involved in task performance. On the other hand, stimulation ‘out of beat’showed activity in regions usually associated … Continue reading Buzzing the brain with electricity can boost working memory