That’s right, according to MIT’s Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, future laptops could be powered by mini gas turbine engines that are “no larger than a quarter — delivering five to ten times the endurance of a similarly sized battery pack.”

Espstein and his team are building the first engine using a sandwich of six silicon wafers that are bonded together at an atomic level, and plan to power it with liquid butane, the same stuff used in cigarette lighters, to avoid having the thing smell like an airport runway

[via SciFi]

That’s right, according to MIT’s Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, future laptops could be powered by mini gas turbine engines that are “no larger than a quarter — delivering five to ten times the endurance of a similarly sized battery pack.”

Espstein and his team are building the first engine using a sandwich of six silicon wafers that are bonded together at an atomic level, and plan to power it with liquid butane, the same stuff used in cigarette lighters, to avoid having the thing smell like an airport runway

[via SciFi]