Yoda: Solar-powered device can pull water straight from the desert air

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This new solar-powered device can pull water straight from the desert air

You can’t squeeze blood from a stone, but wringing water from the desert sky is now possible, thanks to a new spongelike device that uses sunlight to suck water vapor from air, even in low humidity.

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Apr 18

Sepp Hasslberger: Electricity from Touch,

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Sepp Hasslberger

This would be much better than an electro chemical battery … as long as the phones we power with it don’t microwave us to death…

Scientists have developed a material that generates electricity simply by touching it

…beyond just touchscreen gadgets, the researchers say the thin, flexible device could also be used in our clothing or shoes, helping us harvest energy from our body movements potentially all day long.

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Dec 22

Berto Jongman: Clothing Collects Solar Energy, Powers Devices

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Berto Jongman

Berto Jongman

Now THAT’S what you call power dressing! Smart clothes use solar energy to charge devices

  • Researchers have previously tried to create fibres to supply energy
  • But many of these couldn’t withstand clothing manufacturing
  • The new material incorporates two types of fibre with cotton, creating a flexible material that is fully charged by sunlight
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Oct 10

Yoda: Solar, Batteries, Electric Vehicles Converging for an Energy Revolution at a Fraction

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yoda with light saberCan solar, batteries and EVs disrupt energy industry?

…three technologies – solar, batteries and electric vehicles (EVs) – are poised to disrupt a $6 trillion energy industry over the next two decades.

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Sep 8