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    News - Batteries powered by sugar: cheap, powerful, biodegradable

    Virginia Tech research team makes cheap, energy-dense sugar batteries.
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    Re: News - Batteries powered by sugar: cheap, powerful, biodegradable

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    Re: News - Batteries powered by sugar: cheap, powerful, biodegradable

    Candytastic.

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    Re: News - Batteries powered by sugar: cheap, powerful, biodegradable

    If only they could make one that runs off of the human body.....so we could eat the sugar that runs the device
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    Re: News - Batteries powered by sugar: cheap, powerful, biodegradable

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    If only they could make one that runs off of the human body.....so we could eat the sugar that runs the device
    You jest, but it would be a good way to increase metabolism demands on the body without the exercise needed to consume the same amount of energy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sykobee View Post
    Candytastic.
    You mean Candy(TM)tastic?

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    Re: News - Batteries powered by sugar: cheap, powerful, biodegradable

    I wonder how close (if) those ideas are from being commercialised though. Now and then we read about some really interesting and potentially revolutionary inventions only to see them vanish from the headlines.
    Last edited by TooNice; 24-01-2014 at 10:53 AM.

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    Re: News - Batteries powered by sugar: cheap, powerful, biodegradable

    Can you get some that run on meat? Mmmm Steak.

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    Re: News - Batteries powered by sugar: cheap, powerful, biodegradable

    Quote Originally Posted by TooNice View Post
    I would how close (if) those ideas are from being commercialised though.
    Well at the moment it provides only a fraction of the voltage of other batteries and lasts about a week before breaking down. But those are all things that might be overcome in the future - that's kind of the idea of publishing these kinds of things.

    Fuel cells were apparently invented in 1838 (wiki warning), and while they're in use, they're still not in use for personal transportation.

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