Late last year Professor Wang at the Georgia Institute of Technology revealed their ground breaking work on technology known as the triboelectric effect. The technology was humbly discovered back in 1757 by John Carl Wilcke. Wikipedia tells us that NASA follows what they call the "Triboelectrification Rule" whereby they will cancel a launch if the launch vehicle is predicted to pass through certain types of clouds. Energy colliding creates positive or negative energy. Professor Wang tells us that the technology could very soon be useful in powering future smart devices like a smartphone. This week the US Patent Office revealed that Samsung is pursuing this technology for future smartphones. Just in case this is something that Apple may pursue one day in one form or another, we thought that we'd casually bring this technology to your attention.