Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Batteries powered by sugar for your hand held devices

Not a new idea, but it sounds like it is becoming closer to a viable reality.

"Juicing up your cell phone or iPod may take on a whole new meaning in the future. Researchers at Saint Louis University in Missouri have developed a fuel cell battery that runs on virtually any sugar source -- from soft drinks to tree sap -- and has the potential to operate three to four times longer on a single charge than conventional lithium ion batteries, they say. "

This new battery is biodegradable, and employs an enzyme that breaks down the sugar into energy and water. Just think: a new diet craze where instead of letting those empty calories go to your hips, you can power your ipod or cell phone with it!

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