FG News


17 Feb 17

There are many forms of energy surrounding us. These include the heat in the room, sunlight and one’s movements. All these normally go wasted. Scientists from the University of Oulu, Finland, have discovered a material which can simultaneously convert multiple forms of energy into electricity. This provides a great source to power wearable technology, ranging from smart watches to biometric sensors.

This material is a mineral that has a perovskite crystal structure. It has the right properties to simultaneously harvest energy from multiple sources. Perovskites are a group of minerals. Many of these depict properties for deriving one or two energy types at different times, but not simultaneously. One of them may be a good option for solar cells while another for temperature, and another for motion.

However, just one energy form is not always available. For instance, it may be cloudy, or you can’t move because you are in a meeting. This calls for multiple minerals to harness multiple energy forms. But that is bulky for a small, portable device.

This newly discovered wonder material is called as KBNNO. The details about it has been published in the journal Applied Physics Letters.  

Content: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170207142711.htm

Image: https://www.extremetech.com/electronics/203022-clear-smart-glass-that-generates-its-own-electricity

Read more

Human V/S Robots at Workplace in Future

23 Sep 17

With rapid changes in technologies the machines are replacing men at workplace as they insure accuracy in work and saves time. A set of habitual behaviour, cognitions and emotional activities that ...
Read more ...

Recording and Animating of Dreams Will Change Future

22 Sep 17

34th Annual Conference of the International Association was conducted in Anaheim, California. The conference was on the Study of Dreams. Inspiring researchers and clinicians who have wor ...
Read more ...

'Slow Motion' Earthquakes in New Zealand

21 Sep 17

An Earthquake is a natural phenomenon that occurs when sudden energy is released by earth. It typically causes great destruction, as a result of movements within the earth's crust or volcanic actio ...
Read more ...

A Balance Amount of Folic Acid to Lower the Risk of Autism

20 Sep 17

Read more ...

Delhi’s Forgotten Historical Gems

19 Sep 17

Delhi has given shelter to everyone and it’s a place full of historical monuments. These places remind us the stories of ancient times and early Read more ...

Related News