Wednesday, November 26, 2003

Harnessing the Power of Kinetic Energy

New developments at Hitachi Co. Ltd.'s central lab in Tokyo are leading to a water-powered battery. Another approach includes tapping vibrations to create electricity caused by mechanical pressure or strain.

Masayuki Miyazaki, a senior researcher, seems confident we can generate electricity from the ambient energy all around us. A building's walls and windows can create energy as they vibrate in the wind, the air conditioners roar, and through the motion of passing cars and trucks. Thus, one day, we will power everything through our own activity.

  • The Christian Science Monitor on Alternative Energy Generators
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