I was disappointed with this article. It was not obvious to me what the project was about. It would have been greatly improved if a paragraph similar to this has been introducing it:
Today there are many inexpensive wireless remote sensor available, but they tend to be battery powered, which makes them a bother in outdoor applications around the house due to short battery life. At the same time, you can get inexpensive solar powered lights for garden paths, but they tend to provide voltages that are too low for the sensor devices. A simple DC-to-DC voltage converter permits these two technologies to be combined to provide low cost low maintanance outdoor wireless sensors.
As energy efficiency becomes more and more a concern for makers of electronics devices, researchers are coming up with new ways to harvest energy from sound vibration, footsteps, and even electromagnetic fields in the air.
The government wants to study your brain, and DARPA wants to use similar information to give robots true autonomy beyond any artificial intelligence developed to date. Sound like science fiction? It's not.
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