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Feb 23

The Future is Now with Light-Powered Circuitry

Posted in Energy Inventions | Future Technology | Solar Power

Light-Powered Circuitry The brain of any electronic device is the circuitry that operated the machine. Without the circuitry, the device is not even worth the cost of the plastic that it is made of. Any electronics device requires some kind of battery or it is nothing more than a paperweight. Recently, some new technology was created by scientists from the University of Pennsylvania that will no longer require a device to use a battery as the power can come from light-powered circuitry.


While this may seem like “ho-hum” technology to some people as they group in the category of “just another solar gadget,” it is technology that can lead to incredible independence down the road. Imagine cell phones or laptops that never run out of power. To think that something that can literally fit on the edge of a pair of tweezers can actually create enough power to run some of these devices is pretty amazing.

Another significant possibility for this type of technology is the actual creation of a simulated human brain. While everyone loves the Terminator movies, it is unlikely that anyone thinks that we would ever see something like that during our lifetime. However, this technology actually makes that a very real possibility.

In essence, the light source would serve as the electrons that normally power our brains. Data that is registered would literally be able to be processed at the speed of light to simulate the exact same functions as the human brain. The scientific and technology communities are sitting there with their mouths wide open in anticipation of what the future holds because of this tiny little light-powered circuit.

While the light-powered circuit still has a way to go before it can hold and generate the amount of power that would be needed to power an electrical device, let alone a simulated human brain, the hardest part has already been done. Now they have to refine their discovery and figure out how to get more power out of it so that it can realize its full potential.

Because of the sheer volume of discoveries that are announced on an almost daily basis, it is understandable how something can slip by and be perceived as no big deal. Make no mistake about it, a light-powered circuit is one of those discoveries that is a little more significant than a cell phone that has a solar panel on the back of it. This is a discovery that can literally change the world as we know it.

  • James

    That is amazing. We need more government support for these types of things. We won’t get over our thirst for oil and coal if we don’t invest our time and money into technology.

  • L.Kassahun

    For me the system works with a good combination of nano-particle on the surface of neuro-structure or other and this combination after it exposed to the sun light there will electron-hole combination activity during the flow and combination and this generates the inside activity of the system(the system nano scale electron activity should be under consideration).As a suggestion it will be much better to have more of this nano particle as painting system along the circuit more in order to make the accumulation activity better or it will be better to have hidden accumulator in smaller scale on the selected part of the circuit keeping the system is working with out battery

  • L.Kassahun

    For me the system works with a good combination of nano-particle on the surface of neuro-system and other and this combination after it exposed to the sunlight there will be electron-hole combination activity. During the flow and combination this generates the inside activity of the system (the system nano scale electron activity should be under consideration). As a suggestion it will be much better to have more of this nano as painting system more along the circuit in order to make the accumulation activity better or it will be better to have hidden acculator in the smaller scale keeping the system is working with out battery.


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