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    Ah, finally..some open experiments on it.. This is something that several people talked about, lets mention Nikola Tesla.
    The transferring of natural energy from trees to human crafted devices, making every other energy producing fuels obsolete.





    Electrical device plugs directly into trees for power. -Mother Nature Network

    Researchers have discovered that there’s enough power in living trees to run an electric circuit. In today’s world of high-tech portable gadgets, iPods and cell phones, we’ve become dependent upon readily accessible electric outlets to power our devices and charge our batteries. But now researchers at the University of Washington have discovered nature’s alternative to the power outlet: living trees.

    That’s right, living trees. UW engineers Babak Parviz and Brian Otis have invented an electrical device that can be plugged directly into any tree for power. “As far as we know this is the first peer-reviewed paper of someone powering something entirely by sticking electrodes into a tree,” said Parviz.

    The research was based upon a breakthrough study last year out of MIT, when scientists found that plants generate a voltage of up to 200 millivolts when one electrode is placed in a plant and the other in the surrounding soil. Those researchers are already designing devices which act as forest sensors powered entirely by this new method. But until now, no one has applied these findings to the development of tree power.

    It all began last summer with UW undergraduate student Carlton Himes (also the study’s co-author). He spent his summer wandering around the woods surrounding campus, hooking nails to bigleaf maple trees and connecting them to his voltmeter. Sure enough, the trees registered a steady voltage of up to a few hundred millivolts.

    Read more: http://m.mnn.com/green-tech/gadgets-...rees-for-power
     
         

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    Re: energy

    Now we just need extension chords to trees in our yards.
     
         

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    Re: energy

    GEDO I SUMMON U!!!!! (deva path animation fail face)
     
         

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    Re: energy

    So...we must put a plug in a tree?
     
         

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    Re: energy

    So... Um..... How many trees we have left?
     
         

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    Re: energy

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    Re: energy

    Quote Originally Posted by Kichiro Fujimoto View Post
    So... Um..... How many trees we have left?
    good question
     
         

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    Re: energy

    its cool.
     
         

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    Re: energy

    Sadly, that's not that efficient. If you're looking at a biological fuel source, algae fuel cells are the most promising thing at the moment.
     
         

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    Re: energy

    imagine this scenario:

    Your out in the woods and your bored.
    You get your iPhone out of your pocket but realise the battery is almost dead.
    OH NOES you can't get on nb/fb nd play games on your phone
    no worries, you plug in your phone into a tree and recharge it like a bows.

    the end.
     
         

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