Monday, April 3, 2017

This new plant-inspired tech could be the first step towards self-powered smartphones

We’re living in a marvellous technological age. With the touch of button, we can summon cars, transfer money and do pretty much anything on our magical smartphones. But we still need to charge them, which sucks. However, Australian scientists at RMIT University have created a new electrode that might be the first step to self-powering smartphones, laptops, and cars — all thanks to ferns. Sunlight possess enough energy to power all of our daily gadgets, but the problem is how to make them work when the sun isn’t shining. That’s where storage steps in. Supercaps are frequently combined with solar technologies to store and discharge harnessed…

This story continues at The Next Web

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