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Monday, June 6, 2016

Changing The Way We Power Our Phones

Pumping Ion: Could Our Bodies Power Our Phones?

Pouring your blood, sweat and tears into your phone battery

Dan Grilipoulos | June 6, 2016

It's widely acknowledged that batteries have been holding mobile tech back. Since Volta invented them back in 1800, they've advanced quite a long way from a pile of copper, zinc and brine-soaked rags.
The first public mobile phone, 1973's Motorola DynaTAC prototype, had a battery life of 20 minutes - amazing for the time. That today's power-hungry devices last a day is a testament to two centuries of scientific advancement - but we want more.

"Harnessing abundant but inaccessible energy from unlikely sources may soon be as simple as taking a walk in the park." Source: 

Wearable solar panels.

<more at; related articles and links: (InStep NanoPower shoes harvest kinetic energy while you walk. February 16, 2016) and (Thermoelectric Generator Harvests Renewable Energy, Yours. April 16, 2014)>

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