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The Future: Mobile Phone Charging through Talking

New technology converts sound into energy.

May 9 2011, 6:15am CDT | by

The Future: Mobile Phone Charging through Talking
 
 

Energy is everywhere. We just need to find ways to capture it. The Telegraph reports today that scientists have developed a system that converts sound into energy. This technology would of course be great in mobile phones.

The new technology was developed at the Institute of nanotechnology at Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul (site). Right now the prototype can convert 100 decibels of noise into 50 millivolts of electricity. That is not much. And as guessed the louder the sound the more energy can be harvested. I guess phones are the last device that will get the charge while you talk feature. I could see airports and construction sites as great sources for mind numbing noise that can be leveraged as energy sources.

Any attempt to find ways to use alternative sources of energy is important. We need to get away from fossil fuels and nuclear energy as fast as possible.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi Lugmayr (Google) is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com.

 

 

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