MIT researchers produce miracle LED: puts out twice as much power as it takes in

LED saps vibration, heat from surrounding atoms to put out more light than electricity it takes in

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It may turn out to be a joke, but the editors at the American Physical Society's Physical Review Letters liked the math well enough to publish the paper in the Feb. 27 edition.

It's only a matter of time, now, until you can actually power your computer by shining enough lights on it and working it hard enough to product a lot of heat.

Just don't freeze while you're doing it.

Kevin Fogarty writes ITworld's CoreIT blog. Follow Kevin on Twitter at @KevinFogarty. For the latest IT news, analysis and how-tos, follow ITworld on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.

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