Friday, September 24, 2004

A Computer named Popeye?
Researchers at MIT are trying to develop technology to power our laptop and mobile devices with Spinich. Hmm...Gives a new meaning to taking your computer to an internet Cafe? Yes, waiter, I'll have a turkey sandwich on sourdough & a spinach sald for my square friend here...hold the dresing.
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology say they have used spinach to harness a plant's ability to convert sunlight into energy for the first time, creating a device that may one day power laptops, mobile phones and more.
Why spinach?
In reality, any number of plants could have been used. But the researchers chose spinach because "it is cheap and is easily available from the grocery store," Zhang said.