November 19, 2012

How Friction May Someday Charge Your Cell Phone

The phenomenon that causes a painful shock when you touch metal after dragging your shoes on the carpet could someday be harnessed to charge personal electronics. MIT Technology Review reports.

quotemarksright.jpgResearchers at Georgia Tech have created a device that takes advantage of static electricity to convert movement—like a phone bouncing around in your pocket—into enough power to charge a cell phone battery. It is the first demonstration that these kinds of materials have enough oomph to power personal electronics.quotesmarksleft.jpg

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