Wednesday, April 02, 2003

Researchers in Saint Louis are developing a booze-powered battery:
Recharging your cell phone might one day become a simple matter of giving it a shot of tequila. A new breed of battery, fueled by alcohol, may become the power source of choice for portable electronics.


"You can use any alcohol. You will be able to pour it straight out of the bottle and into your battery," said team member Nick Akers, a graduate student. "We have run it on various types. It didn't like carbonated beer and doesn't seem fond of wine, but any other works fine."

Users won't have to deplete their liquor cabinets to keep their portables powered up, because all it takes is a few drops.

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