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    Can I borrow a cup of sugar -- for my battery?

    ScienceDaily: Study: Batteries may work on sugar sources

    U.S. scientists have developed a fuel cell battery that runs on nearly any sugar source -- from soft drinks to tree sap -- and operates more efficiently.

    The St. Louis University researchers said such batteries have the potential to operate three to four times longer on a single charge than do conventional lithium ion batteries.

    The new battery, which is also biodegradable, might eventually replace lithium ion batteries in many portable electronic applications, including computers, the scientists said.
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    That's interesting.

    From Restauranteur Weekly,

    Reports are that customer theft of salt and pepper shakers is down, but the pilfering of sugar pours has spiked dramatically. The reason for the change in behavior is unknown, but the effect on the bottom line remains unchanged.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Wilson View Post
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    I was curious to see if the weekly misspelled "restaurateur".

    Or, is it a joke I'm just now getting? Google knows nothing of "Restauranteur Weekly" nor "Restaurateur Weekly".
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