Power Felt: Body Heat Generated Power

Thanks again Gizmodo for posting “Your Sweaty Ass Could Soon Be Charging Your Phone” about Power Felt fabric and its ability to generate electrical current from the differences in body heat and outside temperatures. Power Felt was developed by researchers from the Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials at Wake Forest University and is still a long way from producing enough power to charge a smartphone but it’s early.

We hope they find success and we’d like to help but this is science and way beyond our scope. The only way Jubbling can possibly help is by finding the best person to test the effectiveness of Power Felt’s sweat-power generating ability …

[youtube width=”420″ height=”318″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fymhAeVaWpo[/youtube]


Pro Bottled Water Video From International Bottle Water Association Is “Dum”

[youtube width=”425″ height=”239″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iy5p7at7vf0[/youtube]Whenever I watch videos like this one from bottledwatermatters.com, I swear that Saddam Hussein’s former marketing and public relation’s guys are behind it. This is going to backfire and the insulting video is only going to strengthen the resolve of students wanting bottled water taken off their campuses.

The International Bottle Water Association (IBWA) has a tough job trying to convince people, especially starving students, to pay for something they can get for free. They would be better off having their members take their bottled water out of a store and show what it’s replaced with – energy drinks, soda in plastic bottles, Boones Farm etc. Then maybe post some pictures of people who over-drink these items.

But the IBWA is instead choosing to go after students and question what they should find important. Their marketing is so bad, it makes me want to drink bottled water even less and I don’t drink the stuff. To make things right with me, I guess I’ll have to find empty plastic water bottles, refill them with tap water and put them back in the store cooler for sale. [Grist]


Brick In A Washer Video

[youtube width=”425″ height=”239″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_PLnInsh7E[/youtube]This washer is [was] in better shape than mine. But then again, if you can afford it, you can destroy it. Hooray!?!! [Gizmodo]


The Most Depressing Video We’ll Show You Today – Warming World 1880-2010 From NASA

[youtube width=”425″ height=”239″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZzNL898oW4[/youtube]Using data compiled by Goddard Institute for Space Studies, NASA has created a video showing the earth’s warming over the last 130+ years. Suck3. [ClimateCentral.org via NYTimes]


Repurposing With Flula Video

[youtube width=”425″ height=”239″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSqN4q8g6eQ[/youtube]Are hope is that Flula doesn’t grab the domain name Flulaing.com and grab our 45 visitors per day. [Grist.org]