pcwhalen writes: Batteries use noxious chemicals and don’t last very long. Even rechargeables don’t seem to power up that long. But what if someone came out with a renewable energy source battery?
At Virginia Tech, a research team has developed an energy-dense fuel cell that runs of a maltodextrin solution. Using sugar in a battery is like indirect solar power, renewable when we grow the sugar source.
pcwhalen writes: "You can't swing a cat anymore without hitting somebody and their iPad. iPads, iPhones and all other manner of tablet PCs are everywhere. App developers code furiously to deliver apps for media giants and retailers to deliver content, products and services. But slow down, kids. ReadWriteWeb looks at a survey showing that of mobile users "eighty-seven percent prefer to use websites and mobile sites" over dedicated apps.
pcwhalen writes: "You have to love Big Blue. IBM researchers have taken the usual magnetic media from hard drives and SSDs and used a type of magnetism called antiferromagnetism that aligns the atoms in a different way, allowing for 100 TB in the space taken by today's 1 TB drives. So then I can put all my HD movies and the total season of Firefly on my iPod Touch."