August 2003

I found this today and I really can’t explain it:

Date: Fri, January 11, 2002 4:12 pm
To: postmaster
From: “Fred Cooper” postm
Subject: blustering


This hand-crank charger for the Game Boy Advance is out in Japan for about US$15 — not sure if it’s available in the US.

(via BoingBoing)

The Sydney Morning Herald reports:

A device that produces electricity from blood could be used to turn people into “human batteries”.

Researchers in Japan are developing a method of drawing power from blood glucose, mimicking the way the body generates energy from food.

Theoretically, it could allow a person to pump out 100 watts - enough to illuminate a light bulb.

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