Scientists investigate ways to harvest energy from noise

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Farming was a key turning point that lead to the successful growth of human cultures. Today, energy farming is the contemporary equivalent.

Energy is everywhere. It’s dispersed in different forms and we need to find ways to gather it, re-use it, and share again within our ecosystems.

We are harvesting the energy from the sun, from the wind, from ocean waves, human movement, human biochemistry and now we are investigating the energy in random sounds (noise).

Found via NextBigFuture blog: “Energy Harvesting from Noise” (Nov 22, 2012)

Older, related posts in this blog: 

“Harvesting the Energy in Sound” April 13, 2007

“Energy Generating Dance Floor” Oct, 15, 2008