Finally, A Use for Zima
By Carlo Longino, Wed Mar 31 17:00:00 GMT 2004

Some new biofuel cell technology promises to give mobile phones a week's worth of power -- using vodka, beer and other ethanol-based substances.


A start-up built on some research done at St. Louis University has developed fuel cells that it says can run a mobile phone for a week, or a laptop for a day, using ethanol-based fuel instead of hydrogen or methanol. Cooking oil and sugar could be used, but the company's founder says stuff like vodka provides the most bang for the buck.

Call me crazy, but isn't it easier to just plug in your phone overnight than have to fill it up with a shot of vodka every week?