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Mobile phones could one day be powered by your banter, if research being carried out by two US universities proves fruitful. Tahir Cagin, a professor from the A&M University in Texas, together with a team from the University of Houston, discovered that the energy-harvesting capabilities of piezoelectric materials improve by …

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Paris Hilton

Old story

This was argued to death on Slashdot over a week ago.

But the main thing is that there are various rules of physics which mean this simply isn't possible. Even if the noise energy from the mouth could be tapped with 100% efficiency (LMAO) then the encoding and transmission energy required would be too much.

"Phone batteries to be supplimented by power from speech" might be a better headline.

Paris, because she gives out a lot of energy through her mouth.

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Joke

HELLO

I'm in an art gallery.

NO ITS RUBISH.

I JUST CALLED YOU TO CHARGE MY PHONE.

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Joke

"Phones to be powered by speech?"

Pffft, lightweight.

My daughter could power the whole house.

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Joke

Thats rubbish

When having a conversation with my girlfriend only her phone would get charged and mine would run out..... Wait a minute thats genius when can i get one!

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Douglas Adams would like it

In order to keep your phone charged, you have to yak all the time. Yeesh, people talk too much as it is.

Maybe it would work from ambient sound too. I only talk on my mobile about 3 to 5 minutes a month, at most.

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Paris Hilton

If this works well the device could be powered...

by ambient vibrations from everywhere. Just connect the device to a battery and it would be continuously charged.

Paris, because, man, she really vibrates it...

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