(NEW ZEALAND HERALD) A new method for generating electricity means that pretty soon you may never have to charge your phone again.
While wireless charging pads that use electromagnetic induction to charge your phone or other devices mean you no longer have to plug in to charge up, there's an even better and more convenient method on the way.
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The Air-gen generator uses a natural protein to create electricity from water vapour. "We are literally making electricity out of thin air," said electrical engineer and Assistant Professor Jun Yao, who led the development of the Air-gen at the University of Massachusetts Amherst alongside microbiologist and Professor Derek Lovley.