Piezoelectric Nanowires Could Power Future Gadgets Using Blood Flow

Piezoelectric Nanowires Could Power Future Gadgets Using Blood Flow
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<p>Did that headline get your blood pumping? Good. In the future you'll make a great battery.</p>
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<p>This is because, in the future, scientists seem to think that piezoelectric nanowires could find a nice home inside our blood vessels. There, they’d use the energy created by blood flow to power our gadgets, pacemakers, or any number of other people-powered devices future inventors can think up. That sounds great in theory, but I assume that, like with most things I put in my body today that sound great and feel good, it will probably cause cancer or something.</p><br />
<p>Regardless, the scientists want to let us know there are no practical or commercial uses planned for these zinc oxide nanowires. Not for a long while anyway. This means you can stop digging around for that vein now. Oh, that’s for the heroin? Nevermind then. [<a href=” https:>Live Science via <a href=Engadget]