Researchers charge the energy landscape with novel device

A team of Clemson University physicists at the Clemson Nanomaterials Institute (CNI) tackled this idea when they devised the ultra-simple triboelectric nanogenerator, or U-TENG. The device is designed to take mechanical motion — like the waves in the ocean, the tap of a foot or the clap of a hand — and transform it into electricity, which can then power lights or electronic devices, such as calculators, among other things…..