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7 amazing human-powered gadgets

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July 29, 2015
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By Cat DiStasio

Electricity runs the world we live in -- but we often overlook the fact that our own bodies generate quite a bit of energy just by doing what we do. This has led engineers and designers to create a wide array of human-powered gadgets that are as creative as they are fascinating. Many are developed as a response to needs in developing nations, where the grid is unreliable or expensive, but others come about purely as convenient answers to First World predicaments. You'll be amazed to learn what the human body can do, whether it's generating electricity for light simply by grabbing hold of a flashlight or making a sweet winter beanie while kicking back with a good book.

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