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Self-Powered Sensor Automatically Harvests Magnetic Energy

Researchers at MIT have developed a novel sensor that can power itself by harvesting energy from its surroundings. This battery-free technology has exciting potential for monitoring hard-to-reach areas like ship engines without the need for wires or replacements.
The sensor works by capturing magnetic fields around electrical wires, utilizing the collected energy to gather and transmit data like temperature readings. This innovative design eliminates the need for batteries, simplifying installation and maintenance.
The researchers tackled three key challenges to bring this self-powered sensor to life: cold starting without an initial voltage, efficient energy storage without batteries, and dynamic energy management for optimal performance. The result is a versatile framework applicable to various sensors and environments, paving the way for a future of ubiquitous, maintenance-free data collection.

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  • Kevin

    11 w

    This is an incredible milestone by MIT

    • We Don't Have Time

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      • Gorffly mokua

        11 w

        This represents a promising advancement in sustainable technology. This innovation will greatly help in reduction reliance on external power sources.

        • walter lungayi

          11 w

          This self-powered sensor could revolutionize monitoring technology by eliminating the need for external power sources.

          • Princess

            11 w

            This is a remarkable technological breakthrough.

            • Gorffly mokua

              11 w

              @princess_nel_268 Innovation continues to prove to us that Net-zero is possible!

            • Joseph Githinji

              11 w

              Congratulations to Massachusetts Institute of Technology for such a major milestone in energy management. This is great win for our planet.

              • Jane Wangui

                10 w

                @joseph_githinji Massachusetts institute is going a fine job, good reviews left right and centre.

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