27 Aug '17, 4pm

Scientists develop innovative new way of harvesting energy from natural sources

Scientists develop innovative new way of harvesting energy from natural sources

An international team of scientists has achieved a breakthrough which could transform the way that energy is harvested in the future. Researchers have developed a ‘twistron harvester’ device which can use energy from natural sources to produce power, by using carbon nanotubes that are twisted into a yarn and put into in an electrolyte. The twistrons are made up of tiny strands of carbon atoms up to 10,000 times smaller than a hair and can produce enough power from the likes of ambient activity from ocean waves and body movements to power an LED. The study’s senior author, Ray Baughman, a professor at the University of Texas at Dallas and Director of the NanoTech Institute, is proud of the breakthrough. He said: "Although numerous alternative harvesters have been investigated for many decades, no other reported harvester provides such high electrical power or energy output ...

Full article: http://www.energydigital.com/power-generation/scientists-...

Tweets

The Power of Microgrids in the Global Energy Tr...

rmi.org 27 Aug '17, 5pm

The Power of Microgrids in the Global Energy Transition August 17, 2017 | By Kaitlyn Bunker Siana Teelucksingh Electricity...

Energy-Harvesting Twistron Yarns Generate Electricity

Energy-Harvesting Twistron Yarns Generate Elect...

renewableenergymagazine.com 25 Aug '17, 7pm

The researchers describe “twistron” yarns and their possible applications in the August 25 issue of Science . These applic...

The future is here.

hypebeast.com 31 Aug '17, 4am

The upcoming Apple iPhone 8 is well on its way for a rumored September 12 unveiling , and it is expected to be missing one...

New Source of Energy-critical Lithium Found in Supervolcanoes, Stanford Researchers Find

New Source of Energy-critical Lithium Found in ...

renewableenergyworld.com 28 Aug '17, 12pm

Most of the lithium used to make the lithium-ion batteries that power modern electronics comes from Australia and Chile. B...

How the factory of the future saves energy

How the factory of the future saves energy

greenbiz.com 28 Aug '17, 9am

When it comes to factories, manufacturing floors and industrial facilities, the interests of plant managers and corporate ...

The Rising Cost of Natural Hazards : Feature Ar...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 28 Aug '17, 3pm

Global warming could affect storm formation by decreasing the temperature difference between the poles and the equator. Th...

Stanford Scientists: Switch to Renewables Would...

ecowatch.com 26 Aug '17, 1am

By Tim Radford Californian scientists said a fossil fuel phase-out is achievable that would contain climate change , deliv...

A natural cure to increase female libido: sgflea

sgflea.livejournal.com 28 Aug '17, 6am

Sex pills for women are a treatment option for those women who feel low sexual stimulation or no sensation. Libido means t...

Stanford Scientists: Switch to Renewables Would...

ecowatch.com 25 Aug '17, 1pm

Californian scientists said a fossil fuel phase-out is achievable that would contain climate change , deliver energy entir...

A look at the technology revolutionizing how scientists and conservationists protect the planet

A look at the technology revolutionizing how sc...

e360.yale.edu 30 Aug '17, 1pm

Advances in technology are providing scientists and conservationists with new tools for protecting the planet. Eyes on Nat...

Why Energy Traders Got the Eclipse So Wrong

Why Energy Traders Got the Eclipse So Wrong

renewableenergyworld.com 25 Aug '17, 5pm

Grid operators and traders thought they were totally prepped for the historic U.S. solar eclipse. There was just this one ...

Off-grid solar: the next-generation energy solu...

renewableenergyfocus.com 25 Aug '17, 6am

Energy remains at the core of development in Africa. Globally, there are about 1.2 billion people living without access to...

Jimmy Carter Talks Solar Energy

ecowatch.com 26 Aug '17, 12pm

Jimmy Carter Talks Solar Energy I grew up on a farm outside of Plains, Georgia. It was the Great Depression years; we didn...

New post from Home Energy: [Article] Tiny House...

homeenergy.org 31 Aug '17, 12am

Tiny House, Tiny Energy? Part II SHARE Click here to read more articles about Codes and Standards BY Kevin Beck August 30,...