.. TREADMILLS : NASA's Next Big Thing In Alternative Energy !
MIT students James Graham and Thaddeus Jusczyk have upstaged NASA's Faster Better Cheaper sweepstakes by calculating how many people it would take to launch the space shuttle using the seesaw springboard technique pioneered by Wyle E. Coyote of Acme Industries. Why drop a giant boulder over the rim of the Grand canyon when one giant step for mankind by 84,162,203 space cadets can generate enough megaJoules to pop the shuttle into orbit?
Beyond the Goddard Medal and a three daiquiri Cape Canaveral stone crab lunch for eliminating the risk of falling icicles and frozen foam, their Crowd Farm proposal for patron powered eco-rock concerts merits an American Inventors walk-on.
Since their prototype infernal machine turns mechanical energy into electricity when pavement blocks are trod upon,it could morph into a solution to rap music pollution, for a dance floor providing ever more power to loudspeakers as more ravers arrive could drive survivors to plead for Mozart minuets as the noise level passes 170 dB.