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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
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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