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2006-04-14 07:09:42 PM  
What about jerking motions?
 
2006-04-14 07:16:21 PM  
Gotta get up and replenish the Cheetos every now and then; unless Mom is home.

/pretty hillarious PembrokeRiseisPeople :)
 
2006-04-14 07:22:05 PM  
PembrokeRiseisPeople: What about jerking motions?

Fark could be powering half of North America with this technology!
 
2006-04-14 07:30:43 PM  
Didn't they have watches that recharged themselves over a decade ago?

\didn't rtfa
 
2006-04-14 07:32:38 PM  
Finally science has harnessed the power of courderoy and meaty thighs?
 
2006-04-14 08:54:43 PM  
I assume it also has catch pockets for urine and feces to be recycled?
 
2006-04-14 09:16:04 PM  
Cool, they've invented the static.howstuffworks.com
 
2006-04-14 10:33:37 PM  
From the movement of my body? I don't think so.
 
2006-04-14 11:15:03 PM  
Hey, baby...you wanna give a third world country energy for next year?

*wink*
 
2006-04-14 11:17:32 PM  
Moose_Head: Fark could be powering half of North America with this technology!

I think you greatly underestimate the power that is FARK.
 
2006-04-14 11:19:00 PM  
"What about jerking motions?"

Hellooo stardrive
 
2006-04-14 11:22:34 PM  
Is a Michael J Fox joke OK?
 
2006-04-14 11:24:04 PM  
Yeah, sheesh - self-winding watches were around at LEAST 40 years ago. I distinctly remember my dad having one.
 
2006-04-14 11:24:19 PM  
www.arrakis.co.uk

Stillsuit, anyone?
 
2006-04-14 11:27:09 PM  
KarmicDisaster: Is a Michael J Fox joke OK?

I sure hope so...

i50.photobucket.com
 
2006-04-14 11:27:10 PM  
I blame Bush.
 
2006-04-14 11:27:31 PM  
Hasn't this been around in watches for years now?
 
2006-04-14 11:27:52 PM  
Hmmm, kill kittens and charge up the ipod all at once.

If we can get DVD players standard in all the new Prius cars, all we gotta do is give out some porn DVDs and people will be getting 100 mpg everywhere. Put on a Jenna flick, plug your body into the car's battery, and voila!
 
2006-04-14 11:44:04 PM  
Sloth DC, that is exactly what I thought of...wow, so cutting edge, they invented the Seiko Kinetic. Good for them.
 
2006-04-14 11:50:18 PM  
Not to bring any reality into the thread, but this involves getting zinc oxide wires implanted in your body. Great idea... in theory.
 
2006-04-15 12:05:23 AM  
Cool. We can have powerpoints in our backs!
 
2006-04-15 12:06:39 AM  
I salute all you Fremen out there who immediately gravitated to the stillsuits, but I think a much more entertaining application of this technology would be to just get absolutely saturated with generator patches and do this:
i9.photobucket.com
 
2006-04-15 12:19:48 AM  
Now if they could just develop technology to generate energy from the subtle movement of obese individuals on couches and in Barcaloungers....
 
2006-04-15 12:19:55 AM  
It has been said already but:
www.watchworld.com.sg
/nothing new
 
2006-04-15 12:30:06 AM  
I want to click the link, but I'm pretty sure that by doing so Rupert Murdoch will get some ad revenue.

In case there's anyone else who doesn't want to go to FoxNews.com but does want to get the "news" on this "exciting new technology", here's an MSNBC link from over 7 months ago on the topic:
Clicky
 
2006-04-15 01:09:28 AM  
For those who did not RTFA, it is not about direct movement creating energy like with a Seiko Kinetic watch, though thanks aton submitter for making it look that way. Next time be more specific.

This article is about nano tubes which would go into your muscle tissue and feed on the eletrical impulses used to move muscles. Much much higher tech than a Seiko watch.
 
2006-04-15 01:16:55 AM  
www.craphound.com

Already done figured it out.
 
2006-04-15 01:17:46 AM  
img.photobucket.com
 
2006-04-15 01:18:47 AM  
I love that the article says this:

A nanometer is one billionth of a meter; a human hair is roughly 100,000 nanometers wide.

and then doesn't say how wide the wires are. Hey look, it's an unusable frame of reference!
 
2006-04-15 01:46:36 AM  
hey onomatopoetic:

"Zhong Lin Wang of the Georgia Institute of Technology and graduate student Jinhui Song have created a prototype nanogenerator that produces electrical current through the bending and relaxing of zinc oxide nanowires."


One could conclude that the wires are on the order of magnitude of a nanometer, i.e. about 100,000 times smaller than a human hair, which is probably a pretty good frame of reference if you ask me.
 
2006-04-15 02:01:31 AM  
One could conclude that the wires are on the order of magnitude of a nanometer, i.e. about 100,000 times smaller than a human hair, which is probably a pretty good frame of reference if you ask me.

One could be leaping to conclusions. Given the extreme popularity of the word "nano" right now, "nanowire" could refer to anything from something in the low hundreds of picometers to something several dozen micrometers.

Seriously, can you see a fluff science-for-the-masses article making wild promises about "picowires"?
 
2006-04-15 02:07:07 AM  
And, in other news: Because zinc oxide is non-toxic, the new nanogenerator could be implanted safely into the body.

Wait.. zinc oxide? You mean sunscreen?

img116.imageshack.us
 
2006-04-15 03:10:54 AM  
Remember folks, what it may be worthless now, it'll be useful in the future.

Watch James Burke's Connection to get what I mean.
 
2006-04-15 03:47:44 AM  
i'll bet someone in France could power a car for an entire year - if Lance Armstrong wore that.
 
2006-04-15 04:09:56 AM  
www.geekazon.com
 
2006-04-15 05:50:53 AM  
1. spandex

2. entropy engine vs. climate change

3. so much for blocking out the sun
 
2006-04-15 08:08:43 AM  
Honk Bag:
Yeah, sheesh - self-winding watches were around at LEAST 40 years ago. I distinctly remember my dad having one.

Unless his watch could charge his pacemaker, it's not really the same.
 
2006-04-15 10:51:13 AM  
BOOOOIIIOIOIOIOIIIONNNNNGGG!!!!

/uh...huh-huh...huh...uh.huh-huh
//that was cool!
///shut up Beavis!
 
2006-04-15 06:32:18 PM  
www.gamepro.com
Unavailable for comment.
/Can't believe I'm the first nerd to think of this
 
2006-04-15 08:54:01 PM  
what, like the self winding digital watch that was invented in uh, 78?

I found one yesterday that produces power from body motion... it's called a CAT! Isn't that right, Minxie?

"Merowpppp"

God help them if they find out we used hip mounted radio generators in WWII
 
2006-04-16 01:39:41 AM  
You all know what this means, self-charging robots. Pretty soon we'll all be worshipping our new robot overlords.

/one Marilyn Monroebot, please!
 
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