Latest mechanical energy Stories
A team of researchers is setting out to transform the way scientists look at mechanical energy. Their research is presenting the possibilities of harnessing motion to power mobile devices.
Researchers have developed a self-charging power cell that directly converts mechanical energy to chemical energy, storing the power until it is released as electrical current.
By combining a new generation of piezoelectric nanogenerators with two types of nanowire sensors, researchers have created what are believed to be the first self-powered nanometer-scale sensing devices that draw power from the conversion of mechanical energy.
If you already have a little spring in your step, a team of biologists at the University of Pennsylvania would like to them to good use by adding a few more springs in the form of a power-generating backpack. Details of their prototype "Suspended-load Backpack" were announced today in the journal Science. The device converts mechanical energy from walking into electricity â€“ up to 7.4 Watts â€“ more than enough energy to power a number of portable electronic devices at once.
- a slit in a tire to drain away surface water and improve traction.