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Cow-Powered Laptops

Cow powered laptopThe One Laptop Per Child Project (OLPC) is toying with a novel source of power for its low-cost XO laptops: cows.

"We plan to drive a dynamo (taken from an old Fiat) through a system of belts and pulleys using cows/cattle," wrote OLPC's Arjun Sarwal, in an e-mail dated October 21 and posted to one of the group's discussion lists.

Sarwal and others are now finalizing the design of the cow-powered generator. The goal is to develop a low-cost energy source that can be used in Indian villages.

Source: Laptop via ComputerWorld
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