26 January 2010

sOccket

"Four Harvard students are betting that the popularity of soccer around the globe can help reduce the use of kerosene. They came up with the idea for the sOccket, a soccer ball that generates and stores electricity during normal game play. The stored electricity in the ball can then be used to light an LED lamp. or charge a cellphone or battery. The idea of an energy-harvesting soccer ball, developed by Jessica Lin, Jessica Matthews, Julia Silverman and Hemali Thakkar, was a class assignment, inspired by dance floors that can capture energy from the dancers' movements." Brilliant. www.greeninc.blogs.nytimes.com © sOccket

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