The Mechanical Battery


Fri, Oct 19th, 2007 16:56 by capnasty NEWS

"In a world where everything from our automobiles to our underwear may soon run on electricity, more efficient portable power is a major concern. After a century of stagnation, chemical and ultracapacitor batteries have recently made some strides forward, and more are on the horizon. But the most promising way of storing energy for the future might come from a more unlikely source, and one that far predates any battery: the flywheel."



You may also be interested in:

The $37 Laptop. For Real
Moonjs: the Apollo Guidance Computer Simulated in Javascript
Using Supercomputers to Predict Wars, Revolutions and Armed Robberies
PCE.js: Mac OS System 7 Emulation Done in Java
Redesigning Touch Screen Controls in Cars