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Latest Invention: Device that Turns Heat and Light into Energy

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Researchers from Fujitsu Laboratories managed to create a device that can turn heat and light into electricity.

According to the company such device, which doesn't have electrical wiring or batteries, can be created using organic materials. This means that the invention is cost-friendly.

It would be interesting to note that the device makes use of photovoltaic cells to turn light into electricity and temperature differentials to convert heat into energy. Fujitsu says that the combination of the two technologies doubles the energy-capture potential.

The Japanese tech company says that its latest invention can be used in medical fields and namely in the development of sensors that monitor certain bio-signals. Besides, due to the fact that the device can harness energy without wiring, it can be used in remote regions.

[via Fujitsu]

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