Thursday, August 02, 2007

Step power

According to this article two student of MIT found an interesting way to generate power in our big cities. They call it crowd farming an act by which they use the mecanical energy of people steping on the ground to generate power. While you do not generate that much power it could be used as a secondary source of energy to lower our reliance on fossil fuel and stuff like that. And it as the added bonus of serving as extra exercices for the people walking (well not that much extra but still every little bit count). Idea such as this are great exemple of why I love science, you find new unexpected way to do stuff, new solution to problem and it does look fun (see the chair exemple in the article).

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