This is very good! Now nanotechnology have it's own batteries.
And they can be charged while walking!
It's worth mentioning though, that viruses aren't living organisms, but actually chemical structures that affect the living bacteria or cells.
They reproduce due to chemical principles.
Nevertheless, this is a phenomenal breakthrough! Let's see how long until this finding hits the market in a real product.
When piezos get small enough it will be possible to directly convert the thermal energy of gas molecules into electricity. A molecule heating such a piezo will bounce back into the gas with a lower energy therefor reducing the temperature of the gas, a direct conversion of thermal energy to electricity.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.