Tuesday, September 19, 2006

MIT Developing Micro Gas Turbine Engine on a Chip

Check out this news release from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). MIT is developing a micro gas turbine engine the size of a computer chip that "could run 10 times longer than a battery of the same weight."

I wonder, though: How's it going to work at the gas station? "Hi. Fill up the car. And, I'd like a quarter ounce of Premium in my laptop." If you think exploding lithium laptop batteries is a problem, just wait until everyone's got a gas turbine engine in their laptop. Say goodbye to laptops on planes.

Care of: Boing Boing.