Scott: What do you know! It is that time again! I know you have been waiting, so let’s get right to the Next Big Thing.
Last week, we told you about the world’s thinnest keyboard. So, what did you think? Is it the next big thing? Eighty-two percent of you said, ‘Yes, it is the best thin ever!’ But eighteen percent said, ‘No, this idea just is not strong enough.’
And this week’s Next Big Thing is from a group of UC Davis students who thought of a way to kick start a chicken’s egg-laying process. It is called the Henlight, a tiny solar-powered LED light for a chicken coop.
It is no secret to farmers that light helps chickens lay more eggs. And every winter when there is less light, there are fewer eggs. The inventors say the addition of the Henlight helps chickens produce 80% more eggs. And because it is solar, it is all for no extra cost to the farmer.
Emily Sin: It is meant to stimulate the photoreceptive cells in the chicken’s brain.
Scott: So, is a light in the henhouse the next big thing? Well, head over to Channelone.com and tell us what you think and don’t forget to vote.