Mud powered Dirtlamp for environmentalists

soillamp11I know you hate burning oil and coal, you hate fission and everything that results in two headed cows. Dirtlamp seems to be an environmentally friendly way to light your habitat. Marieke Staps, a Dutch designer uses the chemical reaction between copper, zinc, and moistened mud to power a single LED. The performance of the lamp can be enhanced by using more cells. Let’s power cars with it! Let’s power airplanes with it! Let’s power netbooks with it!

Okay let’s not. But it’s still pretty cool.