Hamster Power

Researchers take a first step toward harnessing the small energy sources found in cages around the world

Dwarf Hamster


Researchers believe they have conducted the first instance of an animal producing current with nano-generators, by harnessing the power of exercising hamsters. Plus -- the answer to the question that has weighed on the greatest minds for generations: how many hamsters does it take to power a cell phone?

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