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+ - Students make electricity with exercise machines->

Submitted by savanik
savanik (1090193) writes "Exercise machines at the University of Kansas are being converted to generate electricity that can then be fed back into the power grid. Each of the machines can generate roughly 8 watts per hour. They estimate that running all 15 of the machines for 30 minutes is enough to power a single laptop for an hour.

Right now utility bills at the fitness center run at $30,000 a month, but officials are hoping this will reduce the bill by 5% to 10%. They're also hoping for people to line up to use the machines. This solves two problems at once — generating green energy and solving the obesity epidemic!"

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+ - Linux goes to the Indy 500

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savanik writes "Acceleration Marketing and Lobby4Linux.com have teamed up to get Linux on the forefront of the Indy 500. The goal: Collect $350,000 in donations and get "Team Linux" on the booking. They estimate that if just 1% of Linux users donates just $1 they can achieve their goal. I've got more than that in the cushions of my sofa.

Marketing Linux has always been a tricky proposition. As a community, we have relied on corporations who have a stake in the Linux operating system to market Linux to the world at large. Today, we have an opportunity to change that, and make Linux marketing as much a community effort as Linux development. That effort begins with the Tux 500 project.
You can check out their website (and make donations to the cause) over at www.tux500.com."

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