This Battery-Free Cellphone Works by Harvesting Power From Ambient Radio Signals

If there’s a bottleneck in today’s smartphones and mobile devices generally, it’s battery life – or, rather, the lack of it – but a new innovation from researchers in the US could mean an end to constantly staring at that sad-looking little red…

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