If this new technology fully becomes reality, you might have no issues with your phone’s battery life anymore. Researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia have found a way to generate electricity in a manner that suits every touchscreen user’s habits – by applying mechanical pressure to piezoelectric thin films.
Think about your iPad (or Samsung Galaxy for that matter). Think about your iPhone or iPod Touch (or any other touchscreen device). Now think about how long the battery lasts. Depending on your usage and how “old” the gadget is, you probably have to charge your device every day.
Now imagine this scenario. The more your type or touch the screen of your device, the less need for charging it. I don’t know about you, but it is brilliant! No more having to lug around a cable just to make sure you don’t run out of juice while you’re on the go. No more worrying if you’re going to have enough power to last all night. All you need to do is keep on typing…
The science behind the idea I can’t spell out for you, but Dr. Madhu Bhaskaran – the lead co-author of the research – says “the research combined the potential of piezoelectrics – materials capable of converting pressure into electrical energy – and the cornerstone of microchip manufacturing, thin film technology.” He further explains that this concept has been proven and shown, although there remains the problem of implementation in the real world. ((Source: Physorg))
No doubt that the team – or some other guys – will be able to rise to the challenge of actually using this technology to benefit the countless technophiles all over the world. As for those who keep fiddling with their phones, you’ll finally have the excuse to keep on typing – you need more juice!