Power: It’s one of the main things that separates us from the other animals.
Well, that and our ability to cooperate with each other. It’s that pooling of collective resources and know-how that enables us to invent and manufacture stuff that’s electric.
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We’ve written about the Vistibule before; it’s gorgeous and comfy. Now that they’ve added the Capture4 from Sunflare, this little tow-behind can generate enough power to charge two cell phones, power a laptop and run a fridge with some light to spare.
More incredible, the cells (made of gallium, indium, copper and selenide) are only a few micrometers thick. That means they’re lightweight and barely noticeable. They outperform silicon at non-peak hours and can even capture enough UVs on a cloudy day to juice your highly evolved life.
Also, no pollution made. Because safeguarding all of the other animals is the true sign of power.