Is it possible to 'see' electricity?
Electricity is, after all, what animates us. Our brains are filled with the electrical activity of billions of neurons processing information and controlling movement. Physically and emotionally, electricity touches our lives in thousands of ways. But because we can't see it, we often take it for granted.
What if we could 'see' electricity?
To answer this question, we charged 21 eneloop batteries in 21 different ways. The batteries are outwardly similar, but each contains a very different kind of electricity. Some are charged with hamster power. Others are charged with the power of romance, youthful enthusiasm, or sheer joy. When you know how each one was charged, it changes the way you think about electricity.
At Panasonic, we believe in the power of electricity. It drives innovation in electronics, housing, communication and energy, and helps make the world a better place. Our goal isn't just to make efficient and energy-saving products ― our goal is to have an ongoing conversation about electricity's real value to people. And with these batteries, we've made a small, but powerful, start.
Charge level: 0.34%
Charged by 6 hamsters running on 3 exercise wheels for 60 minutes.
Charge level: 0.25%
Charged by 3 cheerleaders doing 10 routines in 12 minutes.
Charge level: 17.7%
Charged by a really fit guy working out for 109 minutes.
Charge level: 36.0%
Charged by the sunlight used to dry 121 horse mackerel for 62 minutes.
Charge level: 3.86%
Charged by a waterfall shared with a Buddhist pilgrim for 6 minutes.
Charge level: 0.43%
Charged by a bartender mixing cocktails with a shaker for 33 minutes.
Charge level: 2.13%
Charged by a cool dude doing rad stuff for 32 minutes.
Charge level: 0.34%
Charged by fruit reacting with metal electrodes for 181 minutes.
Charge level: 42.0%
Charged by youthful determination and tire-drag workouts for 143 minutes.
Charge level: 4.44%
Charged by the heat used to cook 4 servings of rice over a campfire for 28 minutes.
Charge level: 0.45%
Charged by the flow of water from a traditional Japanese noodle-flume for 66 minutes.
Charge level: 0.67%
Charged by 3 children skipping rope for 29 minutes.
Charge level: 4.67%
Charged by a woman using a treadle sewing machine to make children's clothes for 44 minutes.
Charge level: 11.8%
Charged by a young couple pedaling a paddle boat for 58 romantic minutes.
Charge level: 25.2%
Charged by a hard-working man hauling dirt in a wheelbarrow for 83 minutes.
Charge level: 99.5%
Charged by 10 excited kids spinning on a carousel for 63 minutes.
Charge level: 98.1%
Charged by a bicycle messenger doing a day's work in 256 minutes.
Charge level: 5.39%
Charged by making 100 servings of shaved ice in 41 minutes.
Charge level: 14.8%
Charged by the light of the sun dawning on Mt. Fuji for 75 minutes.
Charge level: 6.21%
Charged by grinding coffee beans for 100 cups of coffee in 200 minutes.
Charge level: 17.2%
Charged by the sunlight needed for one cat to sleep comfortably for 130 minutes.