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Electricity-Generating Floors, This Lizard Drinks From Sand With Its Skin, The Swag and Swagger Behind Presidential Campaigns and More

Electricity-Generating Floors, This Lizard Drinks From Sand With Its Skin, The Swag and Swagger Behind Presidential Campaigns and More

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Smithsonian Weekender    NOVEMBER 2016

Move Over Solar: There’s New Energy Right at Our Feet

Engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are turning wood pulp, a common waste material, into a flooring that generates electricity

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Xudong Wang and his team at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have invented a new type of flooring that converts footsteps into usable energy. (Stephanie Precourt/UW-Madison College of Engineering)

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