Director of Global Social Media Strategy @amex. Wanderlust addict, NYC (trans)planted. Foodie by self appointment.
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A nice advantage of cable being out is finding an amazing documentary on Lionel Messi.
Electricity is expensive often inaccessible, but that doesn’t mean it has to be. Here are two great concepts for how to turn everyday items into a clean and inexpensive electricity:
“Over 1.5 billion people—one quarter of the world’s population—live in areas with no access to electricity, according to a recent UN report. Capitalizing on a sport’s global appeal to address this problem, a group of Harvard University students developed sOccket, a soccer ball that turns energy from a kick into electricity.
The portable energy-harvesting device captures the impact energy normally dissipated when the ball is kicked, storing it to charge lights, cell phones and batteries. It works with inductive coil technology, similar to that found in flashlights that power up when shaken. For each 15 minutes of play, it can store enough energy to power a small LED light for three hours. sOccket could eventually help ease the reliance on toxic kerosene lamps in developing nations, thereby reducing the associated health risks.” via @springwise
Pavegen Systems (www.pavegensystems.com)
“If the energy people expend dancing and working out can power cellphones, lights and other electrical appliances, why not apply the same concept to all the energy spent by millions of people every day simply walking along city sidewalks? That’s exactly the premise behind Pavegen slabs, which can be inserted among regular sidewalk sections to capture the kinetic energy people spend just walking.” via @springwise