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Methanol Powered Computers??? wtf'z

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Dirty_habiT, Jun 30, 2003.

  1. Dirty_habiT

    Dirty_habiT Administrator

    Joined: Mar 8, 2001 Messages: 18,107 Likes Received: 73
    TOKYO - Japanese computer giant NEC Corp. Monday revealed a prototype of a laptop computer that runs on a methanol fuel cell instead of a rechargeable battery, and said it will start selling it next year.

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

    Also, users will be able to keep operating their computers by replacing the fuel cartridge or refilling with methanol fuel, instead of recharging the battery.

    NEC initially plans to introduce a computer with a fuel-cell system able to run for five consecutive hours on a single cartridge of methanol fuel, but also plans to make a PC within two years that can run continuously for as long as 40 hours.

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

    Japanese companies are shaping up to be pioneers in fuel-cell technology. NEC rival Toshiba Corp. said in March it developed the world's first prototype of a methanol-type fuel cell system to run notebook PCs. It also plans to commercialize its product in 2004.

    Among other leading Japanese micro fuel cell developers are Sony Corp (news - web sites)., Casio Computer Co. and Hitachi Ltd.
     
  2. ctrl+alt+del

    ctrl+alt+del Guest

    thooose silly asians! what will they think up next!?!
     
  3. Kyuzo

    Kyuzo Banned

    Joined: Mar 13, 2003 Messages: 585 Likes Received: 0
    :eek:the japanese got technology on the lockdown
     
  4. $360

    $360 Elite Member

    Joined: Oct 2, 2002 Messages: 2,600 Likes Received: 1
    he said wowsers!!:lol: :lol:
     
  5. Daze One Million

    Daze One Million Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 12, 2001 Messages: 3,804 Likes Received: 0
    :lol:
     
  6. Dirty_habiT

    Dirty_habiT Administrator

    Joined: Mar 8, 2001 Messages: 18,107 Likes Received: 73
    I want a fuel cell powered solid matter displacement beam weapon.
     
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