DailyDirt: Tiny Generators… Instead Of Tiny Batteries?

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Battery technology just hasn’t improved as much as other electronic gadgets. We have computers that are more powerful than room-sized mainframes on our wrists, but we still can’t go more than a day without recharging a modern smartphone. We’ve seen suggestions of various kinds of portable fuel cells, but none seem ready for consumer gadgets just yet — even several years after promising announcements. There are a bunch of ways of generating relatively small amounts of energy from everyday activities, so maybe we can generate electricity as we need it as we walk around. But probably not.

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Anonymous Coward says:

Tiny Generators? Just another type of battery

From the sound of all of these ideas, you would still require to spend time charging, or peeing/walking/sweating/whatever, in order to recharge the battery. The real breakthrough in battery technology is a way to recharge them faster, measured in seconds. Just pass your phone or device near a wall socket, and a few seconds later its recharged.

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