Jacket Powers Gadgets With Your Hot Body

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You know how in the Matrix humans were grown in farms to harvest bodies to power machines? The kids at Berkeley Lab (Giz trivia: Chen's a Berkeley grad) are making a jacket that does the same thing, but it powers gadgets like laptops and cellphones instead of futile resistance to Keanu Reeves. Basically they're going to interlace thermo-electric silicon nanowires with the fabric, and they'll transform excess hotness into energy. Send these to Adam Frucci, and our energy problems are over. [Rich Media Info via New Launches]

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I got a fever, and the only prescription... is more cowbell!!!

(except perhaps maybe I will pass on cowbell as my fever is helping power my laptop and cellphone in a most opportune fashion...)