Don Marti

Sun 15 May 2005 04:40:47 AM PDT

Greatest invention ever

Matsuhiko Nishizawa and his research team at at Tohoku University in Japan have build an implantable fuel cell that turns blood sugar into electricity. (via jwz)

This could all be totally transparent to the user after the actual surgery -- you could put inductive coils in the bases of your thumbs and in the laptop's wrist rest. But trust the manufacturers to make incompatible coils so that if you switch laptop brands you need to go in for the surgery again.