Piezoelectric - What's THAT?
Using this technology, researchers have developed 'smart fabrics'.
These fabrics can detect stimuli - like heat and movement - from the environment and can be used to make 'intelligent clothing'.
Already Seiko, a Japanese watch maker, has made a wrist watch powered by body heat.
The 'smart fabrics' used to make the watch can 'scavenge' energy from the human to power the watch.
Researchers from the University of Bolton in England have a created a new material that harvests energy from rain, wind and sun!
How could you use this technology to save using power from an fossil fuel power station?
We asked Australian students to make a video or convince us in writing about their BIG ideas for a sustainable energy future.
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Explore the fascinating science edging us closer to low carbon living. This fun, flexible project includes easy-to-use ICT, oodles of resources and FREE lesson plans from CSIRO Education.
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