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Sports

On Second Thought

Harvard women building a smarter soccer ball

Kick a ball, power a lamp, light up the world. At its core, that’s what Soccket is, a regulation-sized soccer ball with a fist-sized technology pack tucked inside that produces and stores a small but dynamic electrical charge.

The ball rolls, charging a tiny battery with each rotation, and ultimately the round objet d’art of the world’s most widely played sport builds up with enough juice to run an LED lamp for 72 hours.

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