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Apparently jet engines are quite expensive, keeping the technology out of my sweet 1996 Suzuki Sidekick. However, if shrunk down small enough, these engines can produce relatively massive amounts of power at a reasonable price.

MIT researchers are developing a turbine engine built from 6 silicon wafers powered by liquid butane that can produce between 10 and 100 watts of electricity. If successful, a laptop could run for 15-30 hours between refuelings, and justify rocking out to Danger Zone on a daily basis (as if we needed a reason). But as for bringing our own jet engines onto jets, we may find our laptops grounded.


That's One Speedy Laptop [via scifitech]

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