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Canon has announced that it has developed prototype hydrogen fuel cells, to power portable electronics products such as digital still cameras.

With this move, Canon has joined companies like Toshiba, NEC and Hitachi that are working on the development and commercialization of fuel-cell batteries.

Fuel-cell technology, which mixes hydrogen and oxygen to generate electricity, is considered a promising replacement for today's re-chargeable lithium-ion batteries. Fuel cells are geared to provide more power than a comparable sized battery; they can be re-charged instantaneously; and are said to be more environmentally friendly.

While most of the existing development of tiny fuel cells is based on devices that derive hydrogen from methanol, Canon is working on a system that supplies hydrogen directly from a re-fillable cartridge.

In this, Canon stands to gain, since fuel cells that extract hydrogen from methanol emit some carbon dioxide as a by-product, while fuel cells that use only hydrogen, do not.

Canon has developed 3 prototypes so far. One is relatively large and will mostly be used in a compact printer; the second is ideal for a digital camera; while the smallest is about 3 x 4 cm, and is likely to be used in tinier mobile devices.

The company is un-decided about how to sell its new product, but is likely to re-fill hydrogen cartridges at company outlets.

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http://www.techtree.com/techtree/jsp/artic...8903&cat_id=547

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so they're exactly like hydrogen laser the militaries been testing for like 10 years now. except the USO is trapping the electrons between mirrors until they build up enough to become a laser and Canon seems to be using them as soon as they're formed. sweet technology none the less, yet another form of alternative fueling ;)

btw, the laser is for shooting down ICBMs - Inter-Continental Balistic Missles (aka. 'the big nuke rockets'). it's not for a gun or anything, ya ganna have to wait another 20 years for that ;)

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so they're exactly like hydrogen laser the militaries been testing for like 10 years now. except the USO is trapping the electrons between mirrors until they build up enough to become a laser and Canon seems to be using them as soon as they're formed. sweet technology none the less, yet another form of alternative fueling :unsure:

btw, the laser is for shooting down ICBMs - Inter-Continental Balistic Missles (aka. 'the big nuke rockets'). it's not for a gun or anything, ya ganna have to wait another 20 years for that :P

if it wasnt for star wars tech push we wouldnt be here online with our pretty computers. god bless sw and space race

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if it wasnt for star wars tech push we wouldnt be here online with our pretty computers.  god bless sw and space race

actually it has been the fact that mankind has always been at war and has had the need to kill his enemies with always better technologies then his opponents have is whats driving all this stuff.

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actually it has been the fact that mankind has always been at war and has had the need to kill his enemies with always better technologies then his opponents have is whats driving all this stuff.

true ^ most of the technology we use today was invented during WW2...like computers, radar, rockets, atomic technology and jet aircraft (all invented during WW2) :)

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true ^ most of the technology we use today was invented during WW2...like computers, radar, rockets, atomic technology and jet aircraft (all invented during WW2) :(

war gave us can food. the french sciensist sadly was force into serve and was killed. afterwards emperor napolain changed it was sciencist didnt serve in combat. most countries followed suit.

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