While treehuggers bustle about looking for better ways to gather solar energy or wind power, designer Dmitriy Shcherbakov thinks they've overlooked an energy source right in front of them: constantly changing temperature. That's how he plans to power Greenergy, a music player that also inexplicably contains a heating module and a "personal light" on board.
The idea of harnessing energy from slight temperature changes is nothing new — that's how Atmos clocks work, and they were invented way back in 1928. Those clocks can run for two days on each degree Celsius of temperature change. But if this cool-looking gizmo is going to work, it's going to need to gin up significant amounts of energy to emit enough heat to warm up even a small room.
Dimitriy's not saying yet how much energy his odd multipurpose design concept can create, so it's not entirely clear whether this is a viable invention or merely wishful thinking. In any case, his shiny, undulating and unusually architectural design is certainly creative, unlike anything we've ever seen, unless you're talking about a building by Zaha Hadid.