Posted January 25, 2019 by Josh Crank
Many of us can’t go a day without using a computer at some point, for work or for pleasure. But if we had to push our bodies to the max just to get the system to boot up, we might spend a little less time playing Minesweeper.
Posted December 11, 2018 by Josh Crank
If it seems like the holiday light displays in your neighborhood are getting bigger every year, there’s good reason for it. Prices on LED string lights have come down substantially since they first appeared in stores, and the cost to operate them is a tiny fraction of what it costs to power old-fashioned incandescent bulbs. So, with that huge slash in energy consumption, we’re wondering just how much sweat it would take to make the average home merry all season long.
Posted November 6, 2018 by Josh Crank
We’ve looked into how much exercise it would take to power some pretty complex, major appliances in our How Much Exercise series, but today, we’re going to consider the humble light bulb.
Posted October 22, 2018 by Josh Crank
Posted September 11, 2018 by Josh Crank
Smartphones have become such universal devices that they’ve replaced many of the other little gadgets we used to carry around — even the Mp3 players from our gym bags. Maybe you’ve experienced the dread of showing up at the gym ready for an intense workout, only to discover that your smartphone battery is nearly dead. And if you think that’s bad, imagine what it would be like if you had to exercise just to fill the battery back up again.
Posted August 14, 2018 by Josh Crank
Do you need a strong cup of joe before heading to the gym for an early morning workout? If so, be glad your automatic drip coffee maker gets its power from an outlet and not from you. Us humans can generate a few watts worth of energy ourselves when we put in the time and effort, but as you’ll see, exercising to power your coffee maker is not the best part of waking up.