~e; Fwd: NEC, Sony see promise in fuel cells
brian carroll <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Wed, 5 Sep 2001 21:23:35 -0800
more interesting news on the fuel-cell front, and references
the 'scale' issue, from the micro sized (battery) to the macro
size (automobiles, buses, powerstations). interesting that this
technology, i think, originated in the space program for fueling
space craft, as did other devices in use today (i think in the
telecom realm, but also solar). i imagine that there is military
R&D going on in this field too that may someday make it to dual-
use status, whereby portable electronics in the field need to
be both battle-hardened and also long-lasting and lightweight.
all things that work well for mobile computing/communications.
it seems with these types of innovations creeping up, that a
change will occur once they are introduced to market in many
different areas as a choice, albeit likely expensive to pay
for R&D but hopefully within range to get people transitioning
to the newer and hopefully better technological standard. i
think fuel cells have been around for 300 years or so, so the
technology behind them is not a 2oth century thing. maybe it
was 100-300 years ago, i forget. but in any case, some hope...
>NEWS.COM (http://www.news.com/) story
>NEC, Sony see promise in fuel cells
>September 04, 2001, 11:10 a.m. PT
>The consumer electronics giants assert that a battery technology
>they are separately developing will offer more power for portable
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