A Long Lasting Laptop Battery And It Runs On Air

Laptop computers have freed many desk workers from their chains--but at a sacrifice of features. Many portable computers don't have color screens or large hard-disk drives--de rigueur on most desktop PCs--because of power limitations. The rechargeable batteries currently used in portable PCs just can't provide enough energy for long periods of time. But AER Energy Resources Inc. in Atlanta is working to provide more power, using a zinc-air battery developed by Dreisbach ElectroMotive Inc. in Santa Barbara, Calif.

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