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Shake it up

As we reported last week, the Defense Department is so concerned about finding power for all the little gadgets that soldiers have to carry that it is willing to run a $1 million competition to get a better battery. Another idea: Why not festoon the troops' body armor with tiny devices that would generate electricity from the vibrations caused by the soldiers' movements? Research is well underway to tap "ambient vibrations" as a possible energy source, according to the M.I.T. Technology Review.

Posted by Wilson P. Dizard III on Jul 12, 2007 at 9:39 AM


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