Renewable Energy from Evaporating Water

Scientists created simple devices made of bacterial spores, glue and plastic may allow us to capture energy from evaporating water.

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+5 1. ringmaster commented 7 years ago

Water over petroleum!
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+7 2. kirkelicious commented 7 years ago

Interesting mechanism. When you have water to evaporate, you can create a temperature difference to power a stirling motor (1816), or generate electricity through a thermocouple (1885), which i suppose would be far more effective. I guess the problem here is energy density. You would have to construct gigantic mechanisms to harvest reasonable amounts of energy. Time will show, if there are some amazing applications.
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+3 3. thundersnow commented 7 years ago

..once again, snotr quality...thank you dbomberg69!!! :) :) :)
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0 4. nomaddaf commented 7 years ago

If they get that thing to charge a cell phone I will be stunned.
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+3 5. huldu commented 7 years ago

How well does this scale up to a more usable form, like for example charging a standard AA battery? How long would that take and how big would the device have to be to do it reasonable fast.
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+3 6. Noobeater commented 7 years ago

Aaaaaand.. bought by the petroleum industry.
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+3 7. Judge-Jake commented 7 years ago

I'll work on it :x
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-2 8. aaii commented 7 years ago

Why does this feel like a commercial for a Apple product?
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0 9. ninocka commented 7 years ago

Beyond cool