Saturday, September 25, 2004

photovoltaics, Bands back Burma activist Suu Kyi

Eat your spinach," Mom used to say. "It will make your muscles grow, power your laptop and recharge your cell phone... " OK. So nobody's Mom said those last two things.

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology  say they have used spinach to harness a plant's ability to convert sunlight into energy for the first time, creating a device that may one day power laptops, mobile phones and more.

The album will feature 27 tracks by famous singers

The leader of Burma's opposition party has been held under house arrest by the ruling military junta for a year.

Eric Clapton, U2, Coldplay, Sting, Avril Lavigne and  Travis will also feature on the 27-track album, the proceeds of which will go to the US Campaign for Burma.

The album, called For the Lady: Dedicated to freeing Aung San Suu Kyi, will be released by Rhino Records on 26 October.

Michael Stipe, lead singer of REM, said: "Her dedication, resolve, courage and patience are the mark of a leader. We stand tall for her as she will again stand tall for herself."
Michael Stipe on stage at London's Hammersmith Apollo REM's Michael Stipe praised Suu Kyi's "resolve and courage"

Clapton said: "Anytime anyone in Burma listens to my music, I want them to know that they are listening to an artist that supports their freedom."

The album will feature exclusive tracks by REM, U2, Pearl Jam, Damien Rice and Tom Morello's The Nightwatchman, as well as previously released songs by Avril Lavigne, Coldplay and Travis.


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