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Originally published November 11 2003

Notebooks will offer poor performance until the next generation of battery technology arrives

by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, NaturalNews Editor

You can tweak the electronics all you want, but notebook computers are never going to offer satisfactory battery life until we move on from lithium-ion technology to something new: like biofuel cells, hydrogen fuel cells, zinc power, or something just as revolutionary.

I'm currently betting on miniature fuel cells as the next generation of notebook batteries. They have outstanding energy density, they can be quickly refueled, and they're non-toxic (unlike a lot of conventional batteries).

The only drawback? Hydrogen fuels (like butane or methane) can explode, meaning that if you carry around a notebook computer with a hydrogen fuel cell, you're actually toting a tiny bomb. This gives the Windows blue screen of death a whole new meaning.


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