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Fuel cell batteries have a long way to go, but at least Toshiba is trying. At CEATEC in Japan, the company displayed one of the clunky prototypes mounted onto the bottom of a laptop. But just like any other technology in its infancy, it looked a bit clumsy.

Too bad this fuel cell apparatus is so big and bulky. This picture will probably be laughed about two years from now. But there's been plenty of progress made since we first heard about Toshiba's fuel cells back in 2003.


Even so, these things use methanol to make hydrogen; and you thought Sony was having exploding battery troubles? In more ways than one, we ain't seen nothin' yet.

CEATEC - Toshiba fuel cells [Akihabara News]