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No CBS news radio F. Y. R. hi I'm Jim mission of B. C. B. S. news it was way back in June of seventeen fifty two that Benjamin Franklin decided to fly a kite in a thunderstorm part of an experiment to show the electrical nature of lightning and the increasing our understanding of electricity today scientists are once again looking to tap into stormy weather as a potential source of electricity but this time it's not the lighting they're looking at but the rain itself researchers in Hong Kong and found a way to power one hundred light emitting diodes from a single rain drop the power is generated in the form of low frequency kinetic energy that is energy from movement researchers say that a single drop of water release from a height of six inches can generate over one hundred forty volts hydro power of course nothing new we have dams entitled power stations generating electricity across the globe what these scientists are looking to tap into is the power available from rain and gravity the ultimate in free renewable energy thanks for your information I'm Jim hanavi CBS news in the car at the gym for every you go US news radio I'm Anthony Mason with only the couple jury could Duncan is with us