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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 dtmos ( 447842 ) on Thursday December 02, 2010 @11:55AM (#34418932)

    ... so if the eel is in sight of the tree, and is photophobic (or -philic), can one set up an oscillation in which eel movement causes light which causes more movement, making the tree lights flash at a substantially constant rate?

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