03. 30. 2011
Our bodies could charge our cell phones
There's nothing more annoying than when your cell phone runs out of battery and you don't have a charger or even a source of electricity nearby. Well, Dr. Zhong Lin Wang of the Georgia Institute of Technology might have an answer to this problem as he's currently working on a way to allow our bodies to charge all of our gadgets, cell phones and even laptops.
His ideas are called nanogenerators and work by using zinc oxide nanowires which can generate electricity. The little nanowires can be threaded into anything because more than five hundred are smaller than a human hair! So, if you had lots of them threaded into your outfit you could generate electricity throughout the day which would be used to charge whichever electrical device you please.