Engineers create device that generates electricity out of thin air and needs no direct sunlight

Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have created a device that can generate electricity out of what appears to be nothing but air. The device doesn’t require sunlight, batteries or depend on wind, instead it relies on temperature fluctuations to generate energy.

The device, called a thermal resonator, was created using a combination of carefully customised materials.

Published in International Business Times, 27th February, 2018