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Researchers at Georgia Tech created a device that takes advantage of static electricity to convert movement—like a phone bouncing around in your pocket—into enough power to charge a cell phone battery. It is the first demonstration that these kinds of materials have enough oomph to power personal electronics.

How friction may someday charge your cell phone

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Researchers at Georgia Tech created a device that takes advantage of static electricity to convert movement—like a phone bouncing around in your pocket—into enough power to charge a cell phone battery. It is the first demonstration that these kinds of materials have enough oomph to power personal electronics.

How friction may someday charge your cell phone

This trick works only for very low power devices. No we shall never light our houses with the friction we generate putting our trousers on, no shall we have power industry with atmospheric static electricity. Capacitors generally do not make good generators for long term power output.

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Researchers at Georgia Tech created a device that takes advantage of static electricity to convert movement—like a phone bouncing around in your pocket—into enough power to charge a cell phone battery. It is the first demonstration that these kinds of materials have enough oomph to power personal electronics.

How friction may someday charge your cell phone

This trick works only for very low power devices. No we shall never light our houses with the friction we generate putting our trousers on, no shall we have power industry with atmospheric static electricity. Capacitors generally do not make good generators for long term power output.

ruveyn

I don't believe any of that was in the article.

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