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40 Electrifying Innovations

 - Mar 30, 2009   Updated: Mar 24 2011
It's hard to imagine modern life without the convenience of electricity. With this weekend's Earth Hour in mind, the following electricity-inspired cluster includes sleek electric sedans, solar-electric cars, electric green sneakers, power lines acting like banjo strings, compact electric generators, electric-hued yarn fashion, and electric face dancing.

Implications - The rise in environmentalism and the increased knowledge of our limited resources has inspired a renewed interest in electricity. "Green" designers are focusing on Earth-friendly ways to create energy, while fashion designers are using bright hues to mimic electricity's eye-catching allure. We plan to see many more manifestations of electric themes as designers continue to force consumers to think about energy.