Science is awesome. At least that is what my 8th grade chemistry teacher tried to tell me. While there is no empirical proof that I've found to back up that hypothesis, according to experts, science is responsible for things like cell phones.
I know, hard to believe, but apparently it's true. And as if science hadn't done enough already, a bunch of guys in white coats have developed something called nanogenerators that could revolutionize the way we power up small electronic devices.
Without getting into too much technical jargon, they are self-powered chips that could replace batteries in the near future. They can use anything from the blowing wind to a person's heartbeat to gather up electric charge. They then hold that charge in a capacitor until it is ready to be used.
To look at it from an everyday perspective, imagine putting a Bluetooth headset in your ear. While it's in place it is charging up thanks to the blood being pumped through the tiny veins in your ears. You'll never have to plug your headset into a wall again to charge up. It would be ready to go simply by placing it in your ear.
We're still probably a long way off before the technology is strong enough to actually power up a cell phone, but this is certainly a step in the right direction. Cell phone battery technology is also continually improving, and perhaps some sort of hybrid combination with nanogenerators could improve battery life, or shrink down battery sizes to accommodate for better cameras or other gadgets on our phones.
Posted by David Yi, Social Media and SEO Assistant at Wireless Emporium