Sustainability is about more than large fields of solar panels and towering wind turbines. Technology is emerging that makes it possible to generate clean energy right from our very bodies. A team of researchers from the University of California, San Diego have developed a patch that sticks directly to your skin and collects your sweat to provide power.
The device was able to generate enough energy to power a radio. A member of the team who developed the technology, Joseph Wang told New Scientist,“We’re now getting really impressive power levels. If you were out for a run, you would be able to power a mobile device.” You can read more about the science behind the technology in the journal Energy & Environmental Science.
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