January 13th, 2012
01:12 PM ET

I.D.E.A.: could electricity from soccer balls solve the world's energy crisis?

It's a bold idea in a very small package–the size, in fact, of a soccer ball. Balls like these are kicked for 90 minutes or more in massive stadiums across Europe, as well as dirt fields in almost every country on Earth. Some big thinkers saw something in the soccer ball few had ever thought of: a way to generate electricity in places where there's nothing to light a book at night.

The women behind the idea sat down with CNN's Erin Burnett to explain.

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  1. idwita

    Been a long time since I last heard of anything at this level of brilliant. Really inspiring stuff. These women deserve enormous respect from the whole damn species if you ask me. (not to mention the resources to keep doing more.) how i'm the only one commenting so far is beyond me.

    February 3, 2012 at 7:42 pm | Reply

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