Last year, MIT researchers discovered that when water droplets spontaneously jump away from superhydrophobic surfaces during condensation, they can gain electric charge in the process. Now, the same team has demonstrated that this process can generate small amounts of electricity that might be used to power electronic devices.
The new findings, by postdoc Nenad Miljkovic, associate professor of mechanical engineering Evelyn Wang, and two others, are published in the journalApplied Physics Letters.
This approach could lead to devices to charge cellphones or other electronics using just the humidity in the air. As a side benefit, the system could also produce clean water.
The device itself could be simple, Miljkovic says, consisting of a series of interleaved flat metal plates. Although his initial tests involved copper plates, he says any conductive metal would do, including cheaper aluminum.
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yojimbo25 replied to your post “Stephen Hawking may be a genius but he isn’t infallible. Just because…”
what were you watching/listening to that caused you to make this post?
Ehh nothing in particular but his recent thing about experimenting with the Higgs Boson…and every article/youtuber is like Stephen Hawking says world will end ergo it is a FACT!
That being said I agree with him that we shouldn’t experiment recklessly with the Higgs Boson as it is such fundamental building block of the solidness of the universe. I am wary of most doomsdaying tho.