05 Jan '12, 8am

Social Innovation: Apple Power

Social Innovation: Apple Power

Apple is working on creating greener social innovation in its technology offerings. In fact the digital company has recently been granted patents for theoretical designs for a hydrogen fuel cell system that could power mobile devices. It submitted two documents to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office proposing to produce laptops and smartphones powered by hydrogen fuel cells that would last for weeks without needing to be refuelled. Apple states in its proposal that it would "eliminate the need for a bulky and heavy battery." This social innovation technology has long been pushed as a potential power source for cleaner cars. Now, electronics manufacturers have also shown interest in replacing batteries that rely on toxic chemicals. Instead these cells would be hydrogen fuels, a cell that converts hydrogen and oxygen into water and electrical energy, that lasts longer and p...

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