Thursday, 22 December 2011

IBM Backs ‘People Power’ as Next Renewable

Anything that moves or produces heat has the potential to create energy that can be captured, and such human activities as walking, jogging and bicycling could soon be used to power homes, offices and cities, according to IBM.

The computer giant has listed “people power” as one of its 2011 “5 in 5″ – an annual list of innovations that have the potential to change the way people work, live and interact during the next five years.

IBM lists such potential innovations as a battery charger attached to the wheel of a bicycle (pictured) that harnesses energy created from the wheels turning as one example of how such technology could work.

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