I don’t go to a lot of clubs these days, but what I remember about them from before is that they tend to be loud, crowded and hot.

A club in Glasgow, Scotland is looking to use that heat as a source of green energy.

This is a partnership between the SWG3 nightclub and TownRock Energy, which works on geothermal energy projects.

Their idea, which they call BODYHEAT, is similar to how a home heat pump works.

The heat that dancers and other clubbers generate can be stored like a battery.

When it’s time to cool down, the system pulls the heat from the space.

When the temperature needs to go up, the heat is pushed back out into the club.

They say this will save 70 tons of carbon dioxide each year compared to heating and cooling in more traditional ways.

And that’s just one club.

If the trial works, they want other clubs to consider trying their system.

It might not work on that show The Masked Singer, though.

Wouldn’t the heat all get trapped in their costumes?

Or does it not work like that?

Today in 1969, Apollo 12 landed on the moon.

The third man on the moon, Pete Conrad, had bet a journalist that NASA did not script the astronauts’ public statements.

He won the bet by stepping on the lunar surface and making a reference to Neil Armstrong’s line from Apollo 11.

“Whoopee!” he said. “Man, that may have been a small one for Neil, but that’s a long one for me!”

This Glasgow nightclub is turning your dance moves into renewable energy (Dazed)

NASA Honors Apollo 12 Commander Charles Conrad (NASA)

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