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As the landscape of power generation and distribution continues to evolve, the needs of those responsible for managing these processes also change. According to recent reports, responsible agents are taking the necessary steps to keep up with a rapidly shifting environment.


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Imagine a device that fits inside a pair of shoes, harvests the energy leftover from walking and stores it in AAA or watch batteries. At the Center for Research in Advanced Materials (CIMAV) in Chihuahua, Mexico, scientists have done just that. 


By all accounts, light-emitting diodes (LEDs) have emerged as the new, efficient source of lighting, making most consumers forget the short-lived reign of compact fluorescents, which replaced incandescents only a few years ago.


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