Scientists have developed the first hybrid cell, which is capable of harnessing both motion and sunlight on a miniature scale. Nanogenerators can collect kinetic energy at the nanoscale by relying on piezoelectricity, and solar energy via existing dye-sensitized solar cell technology.
Tiny resorbable semiconductors: Smooth as silk 'transient electronics' dissolve in body or environment
Transient Electronics by sciencedaily: New biocompatible electronic devices, encapsulated in silk, can dissolve harmlessly into their surroundings after a precise amount of time. These "transient electronics" promise medical implants that never need surgical removal, as well as environmental monitors and consumer electronics that can become compost rather than trash. Photo by Fiorenzo Omenetto/Tufts University. #Transient_Electronics #Fiorenzo_Omenetto