New antenna scavenges electromagnetic energy from the air

Georgia Tech has a new antenna that harvests energy from the air and uses it to power devices. “There is a large amount of electromagnetic energy all around us, but nobody has been able to tap into it,” says a researcher. Until now that is.

Amazingly, they print the antennas using inkjet printers and flexible polymers.

Imagine if this could be done at grid scale.

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    Oregon State University researchers have come up with a technology similar to that used to print documents and photos.

    They say their method is quicker and less expensive than traditional solar cell manufacturing techniques.

    It could also reduce raw material waste by 90%, they add.

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