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Tiny windmills could one day recharge mobile devices

This tiny windmill could one day charge a mobile device, according to electrical engineering profressor J.C. Chiao and research associate Smitha Rao at the University of Texas at Arlington.  The windmill is crafted using oragami techniques, folded into two-dimensionsial shapes, that measures at 1.8 millimeters in height and is constructed out of flexible nickel alloy.  The pair envisions smartphone cases embedded with hundreds of these windmills that could charge the phones when waved through the air or come in contact with wind of any kind. Read More
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