Archive for January 2016

Evaporation-Powered Motor

Could water evaporating provide power? Yes. Biological systems are known to convert energy generated from the evaporation of water confined within nanoscale compartments into muscle-like mechanical work. Researchers Create Evaporation-Powered Motor article tells that scientists designed shape-changing engineered composites of bacterial spores and a polymer that used an evaporation-driven process to power locomotion and generate electricity.