US Army creates powder that recharges equipment in the field

US Army creates powder that recharges equipment in the field

The US Army Research Laboratory has created an aluminum-based powder that’s an efficient mechanism for the hydrolysis of water Today’s soldiers trekking around on missions need to carry pounds and pounds of electronic equipment with them, and then about that much again in batteries to power it all. The US Army has been trialing systems that harvest kinetic energy through the wearer’s walking, and now a chance discovery might also help lighten the load. The US Army Research Laboratory has created an aluminum-based powder that produces a surprisingly high amount of energy when placed in water. The unexpected discovery […]

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