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Batteries Not Included? No Problem, Disney's New Electronic Device Doesn't Need Them
2013-10-07 13:18:17

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Disney researchers in Pittsburgh have discovered a way to store energy in paper-like materials that can later be harvested via rubbing, sliding or tapping. The resulting energy can then be used to turn on LED lights, activate an e-ink display, or turn on other low-power devices. In a video, Disney researchers show off this technology being used in an interactive book wherein the reader can tap a paper switch or rub a conductive area...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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