Power generation

05.15.12
Researchers use virus's rogue traits to create electricity from motion
05.15.12

Researchers use virus's rogue traits to create electricity from motion

Viruses are the swarming bullies of biology, but it turns out their alarming self-replication coul...

By S. Dent,   05.15.12
View
04.10.12
Insert Coin: The PowerPot portable electric generator (video)
04.10.12

Insert Coin: The PowerPot portable electric generator (video)

In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit prod...

By Z. Honig,   04.10.12
View
03.14.12
Snail turned into living battery, should have taken the blue pill
03.14.12

Snail turned into living battery, should have taken the blue pill

You know how those mad scientists at DARPA are obsessed with generating power from insects? A team...

By D. Cooper,   03.14.12
View
12.30.09
Times Square New Year's Eve ball drop brought to you by... some furiously pedaling tourists
12.30.09

Times Square New Year's Eve ball drop brought to you by... some furiously pedaling tourists

Hey, if you're in New York City and bored on New Year's Eve, well, maybe you feel like working? Dur...

By L. Dziuban,   12.30.09
View
10.06.09
Power generating backpack is a gift from the gadget gods, Uncle Sam
10.06.09

Power generating backpack is a gift from the gadget gods, Uncle Sam

Without a doubt, the military is home to some of the best gadgets. Fortunately for us, the non-leth...

View
08.03.09
Glass leaves sweat to generate electricity, get nervous in public situations
08.03.09

Glass leaves sweat to generate electricity, get nervous in public situations

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, the University of Michigan and MIT have crea...

By L. Dziuban,   08.03.09
View
12.11.08
Piezoelectrics installed in Tokyo railway station floors generate power, wastes it
12.11.08

Piezoelectrics installed in Tokyo railway station floors generate power, wastes it

The East Japan Railway Company has been running tests on a "power-generating floor" since the begin...

By L. Dziuban,   12.11.08
View