Nanogenerators produce power from blood stream

Jan 08, 2018, 6:17 AM EST
(Source: John Norris/flickr)
(Source: John Norris/flickr)

With the expansion of a new breed of micro-machines and medical devices that function embedded inside the human body, the researchers focus on finding safe and non-invasive ways of powering this equipment.

The latest breakthrough, in the form of nanogenerators that produce electricity from gushing blood in veins, marks a major advance in this area, writes Fanatical Futurist.  

Mimicking the principles of hydroelectric power plants, a team of Chinese scientists has devised this carbon nanotubes device that overcomes the clotting limitations of other miniature energy-harvesting equipment while boosting power conversion efficiency by 20 percent, notes New Atlas