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Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 78
09-16-2012, 09:58 PM
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Originally Posted by raj011 View Post
Hey all look what I found, this could be what will be powering future space ships.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-19550658

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/2ea069f2-f...#axzz26finzHud

I wonder how much energy it will produce.
low power, but that's due to the tech in piezo conversion, multiple batteries, and/or just time itself. pyroelectric nanogenerators are improving rapidly, as are other forms of piezogenerators using nanotech. small nuclear batteries (RTG's) may shortly have enough power to do nearly anything needed which is essentially seems to be what they're planning on producing.