Scientists Invent Sneeze-Powered Energy Generator

CAMBRIDGE, MA – Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have invented a device that generates power from a person’s sneeze.The handheld device, called the Sternutator, resembles a plastic respirator mask. Inside the mask are small turbines which are connected to a capacitor. When a person sneezes into the mask the turbines spin and power is generated. The scientists believe that one sneeze, which can reach speeds up to 100 mph, can generate enough power to charge a cell phone for five minutes. The team of scientists is looking to patent and sell the device, which they say will come with tissues, because sneezing is gross.


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