NASA Makes Longer, Straighter Piezoelectric Nanowires in Microgravity

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Microgravity provides nano solutions.

Piezoelectric nanowires are the stuff that make power-generating pants a possibility, and that prodigious potential has drawn the attention of NASA. You see, self-powered spacesuits are awfully attractive to our nation’s space agency, and a few of its finest student researchers have discovered that the current-creating strands of zinc oxide can be made longer and straighter — and therefore more powerful — when freed from gravity’s unrelenting pull. That means nanowires grown in microgravity could lead to higher capacity batteries and the aforementioned juice-generating interstellar garb…

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Cell Phones Powered by Sound – The More You Talk the Longer Your Battery Lasts

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Cell phones could be powered just by talking.

Chatty teenagers could be the world’s next renewable energy source.  A new nanomaterial can convert sound waves into electricity. The technology could be applied to cell phone or loud, busy highways to generate power.

 

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