soda can photo by Mike via morguefile.comResearchers looking for new, cheap energy sources have found one answer in the junk food aisle at the grocery store. Sugary drinks as well as vegetable oils and plain old table sugar could one day be used to recharge cell phones and  laptops.

Scientists recently reported a remarkable “first” at the 240th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS). They’ve created the first fuel cell that can transform sugar and fats into electricity.

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