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Innovative human skin-like triboelectric nanogenerator relies on friction to generate power

As part of a new project, scientists at China’s National Center for Nanoscience and Technology have developed an innovative triboelectric nanogenerator called STENG that is just as flexible as human skin. Like other triboelectric devices, the contraption produces electricity as a result of friction between two different materials. A paper describing its potential uses has recently…


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Footsteps on floorboards could produce a new form of renewable energy

Scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison have found an ingenious, and eco-friendly, way to generate usable electricity from floorboards. Wood pulp contains cellulose nanofibers that, when treated with specific chemicals, are capable of producing electrical charge, as a result of contact with unprocessed fibers. The breakthrough, as pointed out by the team, could pave the…



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Researchers develop self-powering ‘power suit’ fueled by triboelectricity

The very phenomenon of triboelectricity pertains to a scenario in which particular materials become electrically charged when they come in frictive contact (repeated touching and then separating) with other materials. The examples include the simple occurrences of static electricity, like running comb through your hair or rubbing glass with wool. And now, a global researching…


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