These tiny windmills could one day power-up your phone

These tiny windmills could one day power-up your phone

We’ve already seen a number of different solar powered chargers and phones in the past. Relying on wind energy, however, isn’t as easy. To be fair, French Orange tried to experiment with this form of renewable energy back in 2007 but their windmill was everything but portable.

Now have a new project created by UT Arlington researchers, Smitha Rao and J.C. Chiao, that [project] involves tiny windmills which in theory could be attached to a phone sleeve. This small wind farm should then be able to provide juice for your phone or tablet.

Bear in mind that these wind turbines (if we can call them like that) are so small that you can stick 10 of them on a grain of rice. They are made out of durable nickel alloy, so you shouldn’t have to worry about breaking them.

We love how this sounds and can’t wait to check it out when we get a chance. It’s yet another way to reach the dream of 100% wireless future.

[Via: Engadget]

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