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Finger Your Screen, Charge Your Battery With New Nanotechnology

Researchers in Australia at the RMIT University and the Australian National University are working on new ways for you to charge your phone while using it how you normally would – by touching, swiping, and poking. They have developed a “thin piezoelectric film” that can be laid over any existing smartphone screen and will generate electricity from mechanical energy, which will then produce a small bit of voltage to recharge your batteries.

The next challenged outlined by the researchers is amplifying the voltage to a level fit for microchips. Imagine the day where you can be playing Cut the Rope and it would actually be charging your phone. Hopefully this isn’t just a fairy tale.

Via: PC World

Cheers Michael!

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