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Scientist Creates Tiny Fuel Cell For Portable Electronics

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January 26, 1998
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Los Alamos National Lab
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A new power source for cellular telephones and other portable electronics should provide power up to 50 times longer than conventional nickel-cadmium batteries. Crafted in his basement workshop by Los Alamos National Laboratory affiliate Bob Hockaday, the miniature methanol fuel cells should have a major impact on the $1 billion-a-year U.S. portable phone battery market within two to three years.

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Jan. 21, 1998 -- A new power source for cellular telephones and other portable electronics should provide power up to 50 times longer than conventional nickel-cadmium batteries.


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