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solar-powered bikini

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Solar bikini

When you’re wearing a solar-powered bikini, you can spend the entire day at the beach grooving to your favorite tunes and never have to worry about your iPod battery dying. Andrew Schneider designed this swimwear with photovoltaic film panels and a USB connection as part of a student project for the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University. He says the male version of the solar bikini is coming soon.