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Printing antennas which gather electric current using an ink jet printer

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posted on Apr, 2 2012 @ 04:05 PM
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I came across this new technology and thought it looked quite promising.


Tentzeris’ team has been using inkjet printers to print the devices on paper or plastic. An ink emulsion of silver nanoparticles are used to print radio-frequency sensors and circuits. The current prototype can scavenge power from frequencies ranging from FM radio to radar, from 100 megahertz (MHz) to 15 gigahertz (GHz) or higher, according to a Georgia Tech release.

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and some have taken this technology to a new level, and are printing antennae which are so small, they are the same length as a wave length of light. And so then they can receive energy that way since light is an EM wave.
www.physorg.com...

So just by printing antennas on a surface you can generate solar power. And since the antenna are so tiny, you can have lots in a square inch. And its supposed to be inexpensive.

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posted on Apr, 2 2012 @ 04:10 PM
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Originally posted by Rocketman7
I came across this new technology ...



Printable antenna harvest ambient energy.
www.abovetopsecret.com...

New Printable Antenna Can Harvest Ambient Energy To Power Small Electronics
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Power from the Air: Device Captures Ambient Electromagnetic Energy to Drive Small Electronic Devices
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ScienceDaily (July 7, 2011)



posted on Apr, 2 2012 @ 04:15 PM
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Have you seen this one yet...
www.physorg.com...

Another company making antennas that capture light. Solar panels of the future. Within 5 years they say. Full spectrum, 95% efficiency. So thats a solar panel about 1/5th the size of today.



posted on Apr, 2 2012 @ 04:19 PM
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I thought they said Tesla was crazy, there isn't any energy just floating around, right?

This would be cool if it works. Probably clear up some of the static as well.

This reminds me of something or somebody saying we only captured and used like half the power we make? Can't remember where from.. something about the field around power lines or ??
edit on 2-4-2012 by rbnhd76 because: people gotten stingy with their stars and flags huh, free internet points for all!


I haven't seen this myself.. I really think it's good for things to get tossed around a few times so a great response isn't buried on page 23 of a poorly written OP. Maybe the mods would be so kind as to add pertinent links to great answers, (which I realize is time prohibitive) Oh well..

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posted on Apr, 2 2012 @ 04:20 PM
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Originally posted by Rocketman7
Have you seen this one yet...
www.physorg.com...



NEW Solar Sheet Can Capture More Than 90-Percent Of Sunlight; Todays Tech only 20%
www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Apr, 2 2012 @ 04:52 PM
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Originally posted by alfa1

Originally posted by Rocketman7
Have you seen this one yet...
www.physorg.com...



NEW Solar Sheet Can Capture More Than 90-Percent Of Sunlight; Todays Tech only 20%
www.abovetopsecret.com...


Hmmmm... thats all I got except this really cool article on a flying car

Don't tell me, there is a whole section on it probably.
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posted on Apr, 2 2012 @ 05:31 PM
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Originally posted by Rocketman7
Hmmmm... thats all I got except this really cool article on a flying car



The flying car is finally 'road legal'
www.abovetopsecret.com...

Meet the "Terrafugia"!
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Terrafugia Transition
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Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls... I bring you... Terrafugia!
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Flying Cars Concept A Step Closer To Becoming A Reality By 2012!!!
www.abovetopsecret.com...

Flying Car Prepares for Test Drive
www.abovetopsecret.com...

First flying car prepares for take-off
www.abovetopsecret.com...

First "flying cars" to be built in Mass
www.abovetopsecret.com...

Another take on the "Flying Car"
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Cool Flying Car that Really Works!
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