Remember a scene in The Matrix, where Morpheus explained to Neo how machines were using humans as batteries? That day might not be too distant in the future, as scientists have discovered a way for the human heartbeat to power an electrical device like say, an iPod after working on a small chip which relies on kinetic energy derived by your body’s movement. This group of boffins hope that even as nanotechnology used in the chip evolves, it will eventually arrive at a point where electronics need not rely on batteries or mains power. So far, this idea has been successfully tested to work in tandem with LCD displays and diodes, in addition to transmitting a radio signal once its generated power has been stashed away somewhere. Everyone will turn into a Bishop of sorts (of X-Men fame) down the road with something like this, right?
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