Tag Archives: Electricity

How to teach your children about capacitors

Paper Generators: Harvesting Energy from Touching, Rubbing & Sliding

A new energy harvesting technology that generates electrical energy from a user’s interactions with paper-like materials. The energy harvesters are flexible, light, and inexpensive, and they utilize a user’s gestures such as tapping, touching, rubbing and sliding to generate energy. The harvested energy is then used to actuate LEDs, e-paper displays and other devices to create interactive applications for books and other printed media.

Link to project page and press release: http://www.disneyresearch.com/project…

The Pain of Electricity (AC versus DC) – YouTube

Have you always wondered if you electrocuted yourself, which type of electricity would hurt more: AC (Alternating Current) or DC (Direct Current)? Wait no more!