ICYMI: One day, devices will charge when they're pushed

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ICYMI: One day, devices will charge when they're pushed

Today on In Case You Missed It: Michigan State University engineers built a handful of devices that have one thing in common: They all charge when they're pressed on or otherwise pushed because the silicone wafers inside have ions in each layer that create energy when folded or manipulated. If the phone Gods care a thing about us, this could mean that one day our devices won't need to be charged at all-- except by being used.

Meanwhile, environmental scientists are sounding the alarm on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, which seems to be melting because warm winds have blown the top reflective snow cover off, so the sheet is simply intaking the sun's rays in some places. If enough ice melts and the sheet collapses, global sea levels would rise a few feet.

If you've always wondered what monkeys would say if they could use their vocal cords, a possible rendering can be found here. As always, please share any interesting tech or science videos you find by using the #ICYMI hashtag on Twitter for @mskerryd.

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