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Old 02-01-2008, 02:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Cool. I have heard of other nano-solar energy solutions, but not this flavor. It's worth watching to see if it pans out.

Question : Would infrared mean *any* infrared? Could we put one next to a volcano and reap the benefits? Could we aim them at the the hot ground of Death Valley and get energy? Could they line the inside of a hood to capture a car engine's waste heat?

This is the kind of nano-energy stuff I have been aware of :

Nanogenerator provides continuous power by harvesting energy from the environment - April 05, 2007
Researchers have demonstrated a prototype nanometer-scale generator that produces continuous direct-current electricity by harvesting mechanical energy from such environmental sources as ultrasonic waves, mechanical vibration or blood flow.

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