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Kinetic energy innovations that rely on physical exertion to produce power
Implications - Kinetic energy innovations appeal for their environmental advantages and practicality, as well as their ability to save consumers money in the long term. Kinetic technology requires no exterior energy, thus reducing electrical or battery costs, eliminating emissions, and working in remote locations.
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Warm Top 6 Examples: 64,466 Total Clicks Feb 08 - Sep 08
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Human-Powered Monorails - The Shweeb
SCORE: 5.8
V. Hot 15,897 Clicks Pub: Jul 25, 08
Human-Powered Monorails
The Shweeb
Starting off as an adventure park ride, the Shweeb may soon become a popular mode of transportation. Designed by Geoffrey Barnett, this high efficiency, no emission urban transport system combines recumbent… [More]
Charge by Movement, Not Batteries - Atlas Kinetic Phone
SCORE: 5.1
Hot 10,404 Clicks Pub: Feb 17, 08
Charge by Movement, Not Batteries
Atlas Kinetic Phone
You will no longer worry about recharging your phone on a long trip, or be able to make up excuses about your phone being out of juice. The Atlas Kinetic Phone uses the daily movement of a cellular phone… [More]
Kinetic Eco Gadgets - The Shake MP3 Player
SCORE: 4.1
Warm 14,201 Clicks Pub: Jul 31, 08
Kinetic Eco Gadgets
The Shake MP3 Player
I love simple and practical gadgets, that's why I use my iPod Shuffle the most. Designer Kenneth Tay one ups Apple with his Shake MP3 player that utilizes kinetic energy to both charge the player and control… [More]
Human Powered Mini Cooper - Beijing Olympic Mini Rickshaw
SCORE: 2.8
Warm 7,617 Clicks Pub: Aug 14, 08
Human Powered Mini Cooper
Beijing Olympic Mini Rickshaw
I absolutely love this! Mini is capitalizing on the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games with a unique hybrid of half Cooper Clubman, half rickshaw. A fleet of this human-powered sexy beast is currently serving… [More]
Powering Gadgets by Walking - Kinetic Energy Devise
SCORE: 4
Warm 8,186 Clicks Pub: Mar 9, 08
Powering Gadgets by Walking
Kinetic Energy Devise
This Kinetic Energy concept gadget allows you to power your other gadgets such as your iPod or cell phone through your own effort and exertion. The Kinetic Energy is the brainchild of Wilma van Boxtel… [More]
Pedal-Powered Coffee Retailers - Bikecaffe
SCORE: 4.5
Warm 8,161 Clicks Pub: Jun 23, 08
Pedal-Powered Coffee Retailers
Bikecaffe
When innovating, it's wise to build off a product with hot demand, like coffee. Bikecaffe combined the love of freshly brewed joe with convenience and a hot societal trend: being eco-friendly. What resulted… [More]
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