'Crazy Green Idea' Video Wins Students $25K

Clip challenges techies to create long-term power-storage device
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Feb 9, 2009 12:34 PM CST

(Newser) – Two California film students won $25,000 for a YouTube video challenging the tech community to develop a rechargeable device far more eco-friendly than standard batteries, BusinessGreen reports. The clip was one of 133 entries in a contest to create a challenge to be met for a future environmental prize. The clip calls for a gadget that could power an electric vehicle for 100 miles.