Posted: January 22nd, 2009 | Author: Sly | Filed under: electricity, fuel cell | 3 Comments »
Say hello to my little friend- the world’s smallest fuel cell. It doesn’t do much yet, but if they were to scale it up a bit, this could be an awesome power source. Measuring at just an eight of an inch on each side, this tiny powerhouse was able to shed unwanted pounds by ditching unnecessary components:
They achieved the micro-size cell by getting rid of the pump, pressure sensor and electronics typically used in fuel cells. This new design has just four components: a water reservoir on top, a metal hydride chamber below, a thin membrane that separates them, and an assembly of electrodes to conduct the electricity.
Yeah, what he said. Right now it only produces 0.7 volts and a current of 0.1 milliamps for 30 hours, but future versions are expected to make one whole milliamp.
World’s smallest fuel cell coming to a gadget near you? [Dvice]
Posted: January 21st, 2009 | Author: Sly | Filed under: data storage, USB | No Comments »
I’ll be needing a flash drive really soon, be it cute-tastic or not. I just started a new graphics design class, and the one requirement is a flash drive. They suggest a book, and I might check out Amazon books or something like that to see if I can get it cheap, but odds are I won’t. Yeah, I’m a slacker like that, but you should see the flash drive I ordered… it should be here next month. That’s a long time, but I have a few drives laying around that I can use until then. I’ll post pictures when i get it. On more pic of this iPhone flash drive at the source:
iPhone Flash Drive is the Cutest Thing Ever [craziest gadgets]
Posted: January 21st, 2009 | Author: Sly | Filed under: food, USB | 1 Comment »
That’s right, it’s a USB powered lunchbox, and I’m not even going to make fun of it. Are we shocked yet? Great. I’m going to top off my coffee while you’re recovering.
As I was saying, I won’t be mocking this product, because it is totally utilitarian- this lunch box uses USB power to heat your lunch to a toasty* 140 F. Just be sure to separate the colds from the hots before pluging it in, or you’ll end up with hot mandarin oranges for lunch. That’s not cool, all puns aside.
USB Lunchbox Warmer Heats Your Bento to a Toasty 140°F [uberreview]
* toast may not actually be 140F, and I can’t be bothered to research this kind of stuff.