Thursday, December 20, 2007

MIT students power supercomputers with bicycles

An excerpt from the article highlighting the achievement :

"The ten cyclists pedalled their bikes, set on stands, with the wheels driving dynamos to generate direct current power which was converted into the alternating current needed. The supercomputer modelled a nuclear fusion reaction."

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This is not the first time something of this sort is being done. For a good list of things that are being done refer to