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Aquarium Uses Eel Powered Christmas Lights 96

A Japanese aquarium is using the greenest energy possible to power the lights on its Christmas tree, an electric eel. From the article: "Each time the eel moves, two aluminum panels gather enough electricity to light up the 2-meter (6 ft 6 in) tall tree, decked out in white, in glowing intermittent flashes."

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Aquarium Uses Eel Powered Christmas Lights

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 02, 2010 @12:41PM (#34418648)

    Of course, it is not practical. Sometimes practicality needs to be shoved out of the way because impractical is half the fun. In this case it's the idea and the wonder of whether or not it could be done. They've shown it can be done regardless of how practical it may be. I, for one, rejoice in this sort of tinkering and proof.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 02, 2010 @12:50PM (#34418824)

    Solar is the greenest energy available, hands down.

    Not if the solar cells require a lot of toxic chemicals and energy for the manufacture process...

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