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NEC unveils methanol-fueled laptop

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By TweakTown Staff on Jul 2, 2003 03:51 pm CDT - 0 mins, 20 secs reading time


NEC has revealed a prototype laptop computer that runs on a methanol fuel cell instead of a rechargeable battery, which it intends to start selling next year.

Several companies are developing similar fuel cells, which promise to power electronics ten times longer than the lithium-ion batteries currently in use.

Fuel cells produce electricity without generating pollutants, through an electrochemical reaction that uses oxygen and hydrogen.

More information @ Seattle PI

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