Now they're working on a breast-powered iPod.
This has been your Boffin Update.
(Thanks to DavCat)
Clarification: We just took the extreme step of actually reading the article, and it appears that boffins are not actually working on this problem; it's just this one particular woman writing in Slate who's talking about harnessing her own personal boffins to power her iPod. We apologize for any confusion. We just get carried away whenever we see the word boffins. Boffins boffins boffins. Thank you.