A lamp that plugs into a potted plant!

 Lamp powered by a single plant can stay lit for hours

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No outlet needed for this lamp — just plug it into the nearest plant.

By: Bryan Nelson

The lamp could bring light to places that lack access to electricity. (Photo: Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología – UTEC/YouTube)

For many of the villages scattered throughout the Amazon rain forest, access to electricity is scant, if nonexistent. But that could soon change, at least in regards to powering simple appliances, thanks to an innovation that can generate power from plants.

A team of researchers from the Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología (UTEC) have developed a lamp that plugs into a potted plant that can stay lit for hours, they recently announced in a press release. It’s an invention that could be a game changer for communities scattered throughout remote regions of the world. Read more.