sugar-battery.bmpSony is using a sugar (glucose)-operated battery to power an MP3 player, although the battery is about ten times the size of the player. Because of the low output of the cell, you need to string several of them together. See picture here, where this woman has four of them in her pack. Check out the video here, to see it work. This looks like an experiment for now; it’s still a tad unwieldy for it to be come a mass hit.

Sony, you’ll recall, needs to spruce up its record on batteries — which was sullied last year after the lithium-ion batteries deployed in its laptops tended to catch fire.

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