Meet the Tiny Windmills That Could Charge Your Phone Someday

Tech

Forgot your charger? Open a window and let your phone get a little air.

Researchers at the University of Texas Arlington say they have designed tiny windmills that could hook up to a cellphone and convert wind into battery life. The windmills are so small—10 can fit on a single grain of rice—that hundreds could potentially be connected to a phone to gather energy from natural wind or from waving the phone in the air for a few minutes.

Though the technology is at the earliest stages of development and may never make it to mass market, the researchers say it has already drawn the interest of the Taiwan-based technology company WinMEMS, which has agreed to commercialize the micro-windmills.

The designers, electrical engineering professor J.-C. Chiao and graduate research associate Smitha Rao, drew from traditional origami concepts and modern semiconductor device layouts to create the tiny power plants, which use durable nickel alloy material…

View original post 38 more words

Advertisements

About plerudulier

Primarily interested in interacting and engaging with people about issues related to profession but also charity, environment, ... you get the idea.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

iROCBlog

L'information Revisitée et Ouverte aux Citoyens

Thierry Borne

RIEN N'EST IMPOSSIBLE

Le Monde selon Jane

Très politiquement et surtout très incorrect...

ecosphere

Medias et économie numérique par les chiffres, les idées et les rencontres

La cybercriminalité

All about cybercriminality

800.000 feignasses!

800.000 enseignants : 6 mois par an? 20h par semaine? Non!

Electrek

Charge Forward

Me & My SharePoint [FrontEnd]

© Christian Stahl - All about SharePoint branding & customizations

La Petite Espagne de la plaine saint denis

L'immigration espagnole à Saint-Denis / La emigración española a Francia

Valeurs de la culture

Carnet de recherches de Dominique Sagot-Duvauroux

Papilles en Balade

Dans ma cuisine, dans mes balades, en Bourgogne et ailleurs... Suivez mes papilles !

J'ai pris parti

A gauche toute!

dominik schachtsiek

My website more focussed on expertise - less opinionated as www.opinionated-alchemist.com

The Travelographer and Me

He does photos, I do words

Pensée positive, Un peu de sens ...

Positiver , nuancer, se decupler.

panta rei

les dits de la clepsydre

Pogoer 2.0: Wes Eichenwald's blog

Hoping optimism prevails in the end

a fresh drawing everyday

since october 2010, I´m posting a sketch per day

%d bloggers like this: