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Mar 5, 2014 12:05 PM ET // AFP
Electricity is created from the simple friction between two substances.
Mar 14, 2012 07:47 PM ET // Alice Truong
Researchers at Clarkson University in New York and Ben-Gurion University in Israel have found snails can produce electrical energy, Engadget reports. The secret lies in hemolymph, snail bodily fluid that's comparable to blood. "A pair of Buckypaper electrodes were charged by the electro-chemical re...
Aug 5, 2011 05:56 AM ET // Erik Trinidad
Music festivals seem to be the place to have alternative energy exhibitions; last March, SXSW in Austin served as the venue for the debut of GE's "Carousolar," a solar-powered carousel where festival goers could ride (or simply charge their mobile phones) with the power of the sun. Now that Lollapa...
Dec 15, 2011 11:00 AM ET // Alice Truong
Eco-minded boating enthusiasts will be thrilled to learn that for a paltry $300,000, they can own the MIG 675, a vessel that uses water as fuel. What efficiency, right? With a hydrogen generator on board, LUXURY's MIG 675 harvests hydrogen from surrounding seawater, Gizmag reports. This powers not ...
Mar 1, 2012 03:55 PM ET // Alice Truong
You might be familiar with wind energy, but did you know your breath can charge up your smartphone? AIRE is a mask concept that converts your breath into electricity to recharge small electronic devices. The idea won a design red dot award in the energy category. The consumerist tendencies of today...
Feb 13, 2012 05:56 PM ET // Derek Markham
A new solar charging device has the potential to change the gadget charging game, by not only being able to charge 1000 different devices, but through measuring and tracking just how much renewable energy has been produced, and the amount of CO2 saved through using it. Changers is the aptly named c...
May 2, 2012 03:18 PM ET // Alice Truong
Too overwhelmed by work to hit the gym? The WeBike is here to help. The three-seated desk doubles as a stationary bike, and pedaling creates electric energy to charge up devices. Those spin classes might finally be paying off. The desk, made of aluminum, steel and cedar wood, uses an LED display to...
Apr 26, 2012 02:37 PM ET // Alice Truong
The Moss Table takes utilitarian furniture to another level. Using biophotovoltaic technology, the table, which was showcased at the Salone Satellite in Milan earlier this month and at Designersblock London 2011, generates electricity from light via photosynthesis. The moss can produce 520 joules p...