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Submitted by Vyralize 429d ago | news

Teenager creates flashlight that runs on body heat

Vyralize: Using Peltier Tiles, a 15-year old was able to create a flashlight that runs entirely on body heat. (Gadgets, Hi-tech)

windblowsagain  +   429d ago
Smart
RedHawkX  +   429d ago
cool but why not use a battery/
aviator189  +   429d ago
because you gotta buy batteries??
shivvy24  +   428d ago
so what happens if ur stuck in Antarctica ? yep ur fucked
aviator189  +   428d ago
well...then get batteries.

But I figure a very small portion of the population ventures to Antarctica.
Speed-Racer  +   428d ago
Shivvy - your body temp and the outside temp would be significantly different, so it would work out better in the long run.
Speed-Racer  +   429d ago
Because we are trying to avoid battery usage.
RedHawkX  +   428d ago
im actually trying to use more batteries lol. just got a tooth brush and them gilette shavers that require batterys :P.

instead of trying to not use batterys how about we make batterys 10-20 times better.
vallencer  +   429d ago
Because batteries run out where as your body heat only goes away if you're dead or if you're extremely cold which usually means you're dead.
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SilentNegotiator  +   428d ago
And what if you DO die, huh? What if you're dead and need a flashlight?

Didn't think that one though, did you?
steven83r  +   429d ago
Because you will want one of these if you are lost in the hills or in dire need of one and don't have batteries. Solar charging on this thing would be a good thing to add as well.
RyuCloudStrife  +   428d ago
Because if she did she wouldn't have been able to do what she wanted to do-- making a flashlight that function out of the heat of the human hand.

Get it?
kingPoS  +   429d ago
It's a good start so far.
ApolloTheBoss  +   429d ago
First a girl invents a device that could charge your phone in 20 seconds, now this. Kind of embarrassing when you see the younger generation outdoing the grown-ups.
Azurite  +   429d ago
It's more things already found out but would be economic disasters for companies if put on the market.
steven83r  +   429d ago
Ya they are doing great things well some for that matter. Good to see not all teens are morons twerking all day and actually studying.
KwietStorm  +   429d ago
Yea leave the twerking to the adults.
webeblazing  +   429d ago
yeah i remember that i know her parents are proud as hell. it would be impossible to not brag
SilentNegotiator  +   428d ago
"Kind of embarrassing when you see the younger generation outdoing the grown-ups"

Right, it's not like adults are creating water-fueled engines, incredible genetic breakthroughs, etc.

Geez, get on their level, adults.
/s
mook1022  +   429d ago
They need this tech for gaming controllers...come on Sony and Microsoft.
cyclindk  +   429d ago
Very good application of idea indeed, any remote really. Now make it happen son!

Kickstarter campaign BEGIN!!!
webeblazing  +   429d ago
lol
bubz
SilentNegotiator  +   428d ago
It barely lit those LEDs...how would it reliably run a game controller?
Yehshuah  +   429d ago
she was trying to make a vibrator but ended up flashlight
nix  +   429d ago
at first i read it as fleshlight. lol.

ahem.. good girl. good girl.
iliimaster  +   429d ago
this could be used for runners at night for a body suit etc amazing what people come up with
hesido  +   429d ago
Some evil Texan company is patenting it as we speak. They will later sue the company that actually produces that suit.
Dogswithguns  +   429d ago
Nobody uses flashlights anymore.. Hello?!
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LOL_WUT  +   429d ago
Nope we all use our cellphones now ;)
kenoh  +   429d ago
Morpheus: The human body generates more bio-electricity than a 120-volt battery and over 25,000 BTU's of body heat.

just another technology for machines to use this against use!
GentlemenRUs  +   429d ago
Then some ass steals the idea and ™'s it so she can't do anything about it...

Lifes tuff!
RedHawkX  +   428d ago
so is justin bieber gonna date her now?
soccercta100  +   428d ago
That would be slightly illegal. Plus I doubt they would be able to hold the simplest of conversations without her wanting to stab him in the face with how retarded he is.
sdozzo  +   428d ago
Very cool. Keep up the good work!

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