Ore. exercise machines to generate power

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CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - Students at Oregon State University who use cardio exercise machines to lower stress after exams or stay in shape soon will become a part of the renewable energy movement.

OSU will be among the nation's first universities to harness the energy developed by use of the machines and turn it into electricity. It should produce about 3,500 kilowatt hours of electricity a year, enough to supply a small, highly energy-efficient house.

Oregon State is using new technology developed by a Florida firm and has retrofitted 22 elliptical exercise machines in its student fee-funded recreation center.
     
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