Stretchable fabric powers gadgets with sweat

  There has been a lot of advancement in performance fabrics over the last decade. Exercise clothing is made to move with us, help moderate our temperatures and wick away sweat to keep us comfortable. Researchers at Binghampton University have developed a fabric...

There Are Street Lights Powered By Dog Poop!

  Believe it or not, we once worked out – as best we could – how much energy you could generate if you burned the poop of our planet’s entire human population. It’s surprisingly little, perhaps enough to power a few million standard American households. Saying...

Your sweat may soon power your smartphone

Scientists have created a skin patch that can power a radio for two days using human sweat, and may eventually be used to charge mobile devices while people are out for a run. (Image: Reuters) Scientists have created a skin patch that can power a radio for two days...

Plasma arc recycling

Humans are machines for turning the world into waste—at least that’s how it seems. On average, every single person in the United States produces about 2kg (5lb) of trash per day, which adds to up three quarters of a ton, per person, each year! What are we to do...

How drones are helping design the solar power plants of the future

  At the edge of a plot of muddy farmland, a few miles down the road from the University of California at Davis, an engineer takes a few quick steps across crop rows and lets go of a three-foot drone. Within seconds, the device – which weighs less than 2lbs and...