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The elevators in the new parking garage at Rush University Medical Center capture the energy released during braking and feed it back into the garage's electrical grid.

To save energy, sensors in all offices and staff work areas in the new hospital at Rush University Medical Center will automatically turn off the lights when the room is unoccupied.

An X-ray uses invisible electromagnetic energy beams to produce images of internal tissues, bones and organs.

Energy comes in many forms, including thermal (heat), radiant (light) and kinetic (motion).

In 2007, each person in the United States used the energy equivalent of, on average, 7,759 kilograms of oil, while each person in Germany used  the equivalent of 4,027 kilograms and each person  in India just 529 kilograms.

Acupuncture is based on the concept that the body has its own energy flow, which must stay balanced for good health.

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