SteriPEN Adventurer Review

SteriPEN Adventurer Review

This review is about pills, underwear, an ultra-violet-light-emitting device, and most of all clean water. Indeed, if you don’t wanna get Legionnaires’ Disease (or diarrhea, dysentery, hepatitis, smallpox or typhoid fever), then read on to see my take on the SteriPEN Adventurer, a portable purifying magic wand of sorts that destroys the DNA of microorganisms, making them unable to reproduce and cause illness in your tenderfoot belly. . .

Piezoelectric Pack

Piezoelectric Pack

In a recently-published academic paper titled “Energy harvesting from a backpack instrumented with piezoelectric shoulder straps,” mechanical engineers from Michigan Technological University and Arizona State demonstrate the potential of a backpack that makes its own energy via piezoelectric straps. Apparently, the rubbing of backpack straps on shoulders creates enough movement, heat and energy to create electric power that can be transferred to charge GPS devices, L.E.D. headlamps, a cell phone, or an iPod Nano while on the go. . .