generators

Charging Gadgets While You Bike Is About To Get A Lot Simpler

Ever gone for a long bike ride in unfamiliar territory? Probably used your phone’s GPS to help navigate, right? Convenient. However, that also makes running out of juice more than just a small annoyance. Siva Cycle’s Atom might just solve that, and a host of other battery issues for the tech-bound biker.


This Generator Steals Energy From Passing Trains

It’s estimated that in the US alone there’s over 225,000km of train tracks criss-crossing the country. So a team of researchers from New York’s Stony Brook University has developed a simple railside generator that’s able to convert the vibrations from a passing train into usable electricity.


This Is The Coolest Solar Energy Generator You've Ever Seen

Solar panels are a great way to generate sustainable electricity. They’re not as great at looking pretty. This spherical-lens solar energy generator designed by André Broessel, on the other hand, is strikingly sleek.


Hydrovolts Tap Canal Currents For 12kW Of Power Apiece

Irrigation canals are the blood vessels of agriculture, delivering water throughout farmland. Pretty soon, they may well deliver a bit of electricity too, thanks to the Hydrovolt micro-generator.


Cyborg Beetles Powered By A Wing And A Piezolectric Prayer

Remember this day, friends. Remember when the cyborg beetles early first took flight in our labs and flew right into their world domination destiny. Look! Even now one of the brood is stealing a quarter, no doubt for financing purposes.


This Is A Blood-Powered Heart Turbine

Swiss scientists designed a small blood-powered turbine that would fit in your arteries and power internal electronics like a pacemaker. Each turbine can produce 800 microwatts of energy which is far greater than the 10 microwatts used by a pacemaker.


Here's Proof That People Have Been Trying To Go Green For Over A Century

When you think power generation in the early 1900s, coal and steam generally come to mind. But in Alexis Madrigal’s upcoming book, Powering The Dream: The History and Promise of Green Technology, he shows that people were trying to find environmentally friendly alternatives via ocean waves in the nascent days of household electricity.


Generator The Size Of A Pencil Tip Shakes Up Big Power

Japanese researchers have cooked up a minuscule kinetic battery capable of generating more energy than anything of its kind. Through only the slightest vibrations, the tiny device cranks out 22 milliwatts – 20 times more than anything similar before it.


Tiny Generators Charge Up From Random Vibrations In The Air

What’s an easier green power source to acquire than sun or wind? Random ambient vibrations, that’s what. And that’s exactly how some new generators juice up.


Foldable Wind-Powered Generator Concept

This generator looks like it’s a great idea. Plop it down in a windy spot and it’ll give you energy enough to power small devices.