clean energy

Naomi Kizhner's Invasive Jewelry Turns Body Movement Into Electricity

OUR BODIES, OURSELVES Kizhner’s jewelry isn’t for wimps. The “Blood Bridge,” for instance, features spikes on each end for insertion into a vein on the lower…

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March On! Kinetic Military Boots Generate Power With Each Step

Hop, skip, jump, march, dance, run or hike – keep at it for an hour while wearing these kinetic boots and you’ll be able to generate enough power to charge up your…

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Top 7 Wearable Technology Concepts of 2012 (Vote for the Coolest!)

Hankering for more wearable innovations? Lose yourself in our archives

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Exotic Solar's "PowerCloth" Turns Clothing Into Energy Generators

Ready to give the sun a reason to sweat for a change? Strap on Exotic Solar’s “PowerCloth 1G,” an innovative new textile that turns everyday clothing into wearable…

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An Ordinary Cotton T-Shirt Could Someday Charge Your Cellphone

Photo by Shutterstock That Hanes Beefy-T you’re wearing could someday power your mobile device—that is, if researchers at the University of South Carolina have anything to do…

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Energy-Generating Knee Strap Could Spell the End of Batteries

Photo by Shutterstock Time for the energy industry to pull itself up by the knee straps: A group of scientists in the United Kingdom have developed a novel energy-harvesting device that…

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Energy-Harvesting Chip Turns Any Shoe Into a Cellphone Charger

Photo by Shutterstock Even the rattiest sneaker can become an energy-harvesting powerhouse, thanks to an ultrathin crystal chip that converts footfalls into electricity. Developed by…

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Is Wearable Technology Hype or Hope?

Syuzi Pakhchyan, media designer, author, and editor of Fashioning Technology. I have very few illusions that the survival of our planet depends entirely on the clever technologies that…

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