For centuries, the original "mass-market" computer, the mechanical time-keeping clock, was typically powered by slowly releasing the energy stored in a mass by displacing it by hand against the force of gravity. Now this storage method is being explored by Deciwatt as a SMALL-SCALE means of generating electricity. Please see and

Our sincere thanks go to Science Friday, for bringing our attention to this effort; too bad their story lead-in suggests that their reporter never passed high-school physics, or even sadder yet, attended an American high-school which passed her in physics. Read and hear their story at

- Docdtv 17:43, 31 January 2013 (PST)

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