06/08/2010 03:52 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

sOccket Soccer Ball Creates Clean Energy For Developing Countries

This Friday, when the 2010 FIFA World Cup begins in Johannesburg, South Africa, Adidas's controversial new game ball, the Jabulani, will finally get its official world premiere. Days later, with far less fanfare but with far more potential for global change, the latest model of another game-changing sphere will make its South African debut: sOccket, a plug-in soccer ball that captures energy during play and stores the juice for later use as a power source.

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