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GravityLight uses weight to illuminate without batteries or fuel (video)

www.engadget.com
The lack of reliable electricity in developing countries puts a damper on more than just technology use -- having to run kerosene lamps, or even those based on solar power, often involves recurring costs that whittle away at very modest incomes. GravityLight has built an LED lamp that just...
GravityLight uses weight to illuminate without batteries or fuel (video)

Last Night at New York Tech Meetup: How Can We Get Our Hands on Your LittleBits?

betabeat.com
In the end, all anyone wanted to talk about was the legos. After 10 startups had demonstrated their projects at last night’s New York Tech Meetup, and after a bit of grumbling that the price of admission no longer included a free drink at the after party, meeting-goers and...
Last Night at New York Tech Meetup: How Can We Get Our Hands on Your LittleBits?
1.6 Billion People In The World Don't Have Electricity -- So Here's A Cool Solar-Powered Light Called "Luci"
Kerosene lamps face gravity-powered usurper
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Husk Power raises funds to bring power to rural India

gigaom.com
The future of energy in developing countries, where there is no power grid, will be distributed and local. A startup called Husk Power Systems, which has created micro power plants that burn agricultural waste in projects around India, just raised $5 million in equity to continue to expand its reach....
Husk Power raises funds to bring power to rural India

GravityLight: the low-cost lamp powered by sand and gravity

www.guardian.co.uk
Two London designers have developed a gravity-powered lamp that could sell for as little as £3, bringing light to remote regions in developing countriesThe problem of bringing light to remote parts of the developing world has been tackled in the past with everything from solar-powered lamps to wind-up devices and...
GravityLight: the low-cost lamp powered by sand and gravity
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