Don’t you just hate it when your smartphone battery dies as you are about to tell your long distance lover to move even further away? Hey, how many times have you literally screamed at your mobile telecommunication device when it runs out of power? But wait, no longer need you scream in vain! Researchers in Londinium, the capital of Angleterre have created a new technology that uses sound to charge up mobile phones. Their prototype device uses zinc oxide to convert vibrations caused by sound into electricity. The energy-harvesting prototype was produced by Nokia and researchers from Queen Mary’s University. I believe
hemorrhoids…nanorods are involved too? In any event, the next time you and your ‘soul mate’ decide to have a stand-up row over something so inconsequential as who left the cap off the toothpaste tube, scream at one another in front of your smartphones! And if you fancy ‘going green’, breaking wind in close proximity to your smartphone might give you 5-minutes of extra talk time? In an era of ‘dwindling’ natural resources, even ‘natural gas’ might be considered precious!
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