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Nanogenerators Grow Strong Enough to Power Small Conventional Electronics
November 8, 2010
Researchers have reached a significant milestone in their development of nanometer-scale generators that harvest mechanical energy from the environment using an array of tiny nanowires: The ability to power conventional electronic devices such as liquid-crystal displays.
Georgia Institute of Technology Research News
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