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Submission + - Trick Polymer Generates Electricity As It Flops Around (

MTorrice writes: "Scientists dream of materials that could someday allow people to charge cell phones simply through the energy created as they walk around. Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology developed a polymeric sheet that curls and flips when set on a moist surface. The team hopes the material’s somersaults will someday power personal electronics. In a video, the scientists show off how the material rolls around."
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Trick Polymer Generates Electricity As It Flops Around

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