Your Technology Jun. 29, 1998

Your Own Power Plant

Homes might soon be equipped with their own generators, thanks to fuel-cell technology, which promises to be cheaper and less polluting than today's power plants. Fuel cells use an electrochemical process without combustion to convert fuel into electricity. Plug Power demonstrated the first home model in Latham, N.Y., last week. The units should be available to consumers within two years for $3,000 to $5,000, and could shave power bills by 20%.

No-Hassle Instant Prints

Kodak has introduced a new PC accessory that quickly converts pictures shot with APS film into a digital format for onscreen viewing, printing...

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