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Nanowires Convert Rat’s Heartbeat Into Usable Electricity [Electricity]

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Nanowires inside a rat can convert the power of breathing and heartbeats into electricity, according to researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Technology Review reports these nano-generators could conceivably lead to nano-scale implants and sensors powered by the body. More

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Playing the Dr. Who Theme With Millions of Volts of Electricity [Electricity]

by on May.28, 2010, under 17, 2, 2010, 3, 5, 5D, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, and, ANT, Ants, AR, arc, ArcAttack, ash, Bp, bus, business, cat, Cia, city, clear, color, dash, de, Display, down, Dr. Who, Dr. who theme, Ds, E, E3, Ea, EC, eco, electric, Electricity, Et, ff, Gallery, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, good, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, images, impress, In, Interview, Io, Ion, ions, Ir, Isp, La, Labels, Light, Lightning, Lions, Maker Faire, mid, Mod, Model, Models, Moto, Music, Musicians, My, Nes, nin, NK, Of, Oil, om, One, order, Os, ota, Padd, PI, Pixel, Play, Pr, pre, Pro, Q, quant, Rc, Rf, Roof, RSS, Rv, Secrets, serve, Style, Tag, tech, Tesla, Tesla Coil, Tesla coil music, Tesla Motors, tesla-coils, Theme, TI, Toy, Toyota, TV, Us, V, Vide, Video, view, volt, Who, X1

ArcAttack graced us with their musical Tesla coils —and an entertaining interview —at last year’s Gizmodo Gallery . And as impressed as we were with their performance then, I’m downright giddy that they’ve added the Dr. Who theme to their repertoire.

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Playing the Dr. Who Theme With Millions of Volts of Electricity [Electricity]

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Implant Harnesses Electricity From Consumed Food [Science]

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For the first time, scientists have successfully implanted a biofuel cell that generates power from glucose inside a body—an everlasting battery you could theoretically recharge by eating a Snickers bar. More

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This Bed Will Keep You Cool Through Even The Hottest of Dreams [Beds]

by on May.20, 2010, under 2, 2010, 2D, 3, 5, 7, 7d, A4, A9, Ac, Accessories, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, Air, ally, and, ANT, Ants, AR, Art, ash, Bed, Beds, Bill, Bp, bus, business, cat, cc, Ces, Cia, city, clear, color, Covers, dash, de, Display, Dreams, Ds, E, Ea, eco, electric, Electricity, Et, Evening breeze, Evening breeze bed, F2, ff, Flip, garden, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, Ion, Ir, Isp, La, Labels, Led, MER, mid, Mod, Ms, My, Nes, nin, Of, om, One, order, Padd, Parts, PI, Ping, Pixel, Play, Q, quant, Rc, RSS, Rv, serve, Shop, shopping, Style, summer, Sweat, Tag, tech, Test, things, TI, TV, Ui, Us, V, vers, why, X1

It’s easy for things to get hot and sweaty under the covers—especially in the summer months. But rather than flipping on the air conditioning, why not keep your electricity bill low by letting your bed keep you chilled? More

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Limitless, Cheap Chips Made Out of DNA Could Replace Silicon [Chips]

by on May.12, 2010, under 1d, 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, AR, Ati, bd, C5, car, cat, cc, Chip, Chips, Chromophores, Circuit, Circuits, clear, day, Dc, de, Display, dna, Ds, Dust, E, Ea, Education, Electricity, Engine, Et, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, Icon, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, Ion, Ir, Isp, Les, Light, Logic circuits, mid, Mit, Mod, News, Of, om, One, order, Os, Padd, Play, Pr, Pro, ps, Q, Rc, Republished, S1, SILICON, Silicon chips, Siliconchips, Style, Tag, Tat, ted, TI, Ui, Uk, unit, university, Us, vers, waffle, X1

Silicon chips are on the way out. According to Duke University engineer Chris Dwyer , a student using the properties of DNA could produce more logic circuits in one day than the entire global silicon chip industry could in one month. More

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Adam Carolla Complains About Electric Cars [Adam Carolla]

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One of Adam Carolla’s masterfully crafted abilities is the skill to complain about everything. A prime example: electric cars. The man likes cars and the man likes electricity, so what’s the problem?

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This Piece Of Paper Is a Solar Panel [Solar Power]

by on May.05, 2010, under 17, 2, 2010, 2D, 3, 5, 7, 7d, A4, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, app, AR, arc, Art, Av, cat, Cell, Cells, clear, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, Electricity, energy, Et, Forever, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Green, greentech, Hd, Home Automation, How To, Id, Ie, Im, In, Ink, Isp, Jet, Mit, Mod, Net, News, NK, Note, Of, om, One, order, Os, Padd, paper, PI, Play, power, Pr, Print, Printer, Printers, Q, Rc, Red, Research, RSS, Science, sea, search, Solar, Solar Cells, Solar paper, Solar Power, SolarPower, Style, sub, Tag, ted, TI, work, X1

Researchers at MIT have figured out how to create solar cells thin enough to be pasted onto sheets of paper, with an applicator that works sort of like an inkjet printer. (Note: We are apparently stuck with inkjet printers, forever.) More

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Milking Cows for Electricity [Cow]

by on Apr.17, 2010, under 2, 2010, 5, 7, 7d, A8, A9, Ad, Ads, age, Animal, ANT, Ants, AR, Arm, Arms, Cf, city, clear, cow, Cows, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, electric, Electricity, energy, environment, farm, Ge, Gizmo, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Im, In, Ir, Isp, kin, live, Make, Milk, Mod, Ms, om, One, order, Padd, plan, Plants, Play, power, power plant, Power Plants, Pr, Pro, ps, Q, Rc, Stock, Style, Tag, TI, Treadmill, Uk, Vest, Vw, X1

The livestock power mill makes cows even more productive turning farms into virtual power plants. More

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Hotel Guests Pedal Bikes For Their Supper [Exercise]

by on Apr.16, 2010, under 2, 2010, 5, 7, 7d, Ad, Ads, age, AR, Ati, Av, Bikes, Biking, Cf, city, clear, Crowne plaza hotel, de, Denmark, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EcoModo, electric, Electricity, Eu, europe, Exercise, Food, Ge, Generator bike, Gimmicks, Gizmo, Green, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Im, In, Ir, Isp, mini, Mod, One, order, Os, Padd, Play, Q, quirky, Rc, Style, Tag, TI, Ui, Up, War, X1

Europe! You’re so quirky. Specifically one Crowne Plaza Hotel in Denmark, which rewards guests who pedal on electricity-generating exercise bikes for 15 minutes with food. How long would I have to ride for a minibar pass? More

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Reboot: Puma and Yves Béhar Spend Three Years Designing Super-Green Shoebox [Manufacturing]

by on Apr.13, 2010, under 2, 5, 7, 7d, Ad, Ads, age, Ai, and, AR, Av, behar, C5, C6, city, clear, D3, dash, de, design, Display, Ds, E, Ea, electric, Electricity, footwear, Fuel, Ge, Gizmo, Green, Hard, Hd, Home Automation, Im, Ion, Isp, Led, Lions, Manufacturing, Mod, One, order, Padd, Play, Pr, Pro, Puma, Q, Rc, Republished, Shoe, Shoes, Sim, Style, SupplyChain, Tag, TI, Up, Us, Via, Water, X1, yvesbehar

It’s hard to imagine something as simple as the shoebox being completely overhauled. But Puma and Fuseproject have done just that, in a design that will completely transform the brand’s supply chain—saving millions in electricity, fuel, and water. More

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