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ScienceDaily (May 13, 2012) — Imagine charging your phone as you walk, thanks to a paper-thin generator embedded in the sole of your shoe. This futuristic scenario is now a little closer to reality. Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a way to generate power using harmless viruses that convert mechanical energy into electricity.
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Their generator is the first to produce electricity by harnessing the piezoelectric properties of a biological material. Piezoelectricity is the accumulation of a charge in a solid in response to mechanical stress.
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The milestone could lead to tiny devices that harvest electrical energy from the vibrations of everyday tasks such as shutting a door or climbing stairs.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/05/120513144619.htm

EDIT: added more quotes.
Edited by MIenEsEFOoL - 5/14/12 at 5:08pm
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look nice. would like to see this
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Very neat. This and new structure of batteries = power for a very, very long time.
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When can I start pooping electricity?

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When can I start pooping electricity?

As soon as you insert this virus film into your anal cavity. You can sign up here.
    
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When can I start pooping electricity?

Use it as manure and grow trees to burn that boil water that drive a steam powered generator.
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Cool - always good to hear about such sources of energy.
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When can I start pooping electricity?
That has been doable... Just not really done.
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As soon as you insert this virus film into your anal cavity. You can sign up here.

LMAO!
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