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January-March 2005 (vol. 4 no. 1)
pp. 4-8
Despite considerable investment in nanotechnology and energy-harvesting products, progress in bringing these technologies to market has been slow. Alternative power sources contribute only a fraction to worldwide power generation, and the load on the environment, much of it toxic, is still increasing. Billions of batteries are discarded every year. Yet, there are bright spots, conjuring up an optimistic future scenario of ubiquitous, inexpensive, and practically invisible energy-harvesting products. Hundreds of companies and research institutes in the US, Europe, and Japan are working on these technologies. This report looks at several intriguing examples.

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top-level domain, mobile device, Web site name registration
Citation:
Jan Krikke, "Sunrise for Energy Harvesting Products," IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 4-8, Jan.-March 2005, doi:10.1109/MPRV.2005.23
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