Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies have just announced a new educational kit, a table sized kit which can be powered on a shot of your favorite alcohol - or a cheap vintage for that matter. The point being that the kit permits teachers and students to directly interact with a fuel cell and see how it will power the fan for days on end.
While I do not think this fan will change the world much, it is intereting that Horizon have found a niche making energy technology toys and educational tools. This can only be good for the world. Even at 99 bucks this is a cool little product.
Still making a fuelcell like this have serious implications - I can easily see this deployed in less fortunate parts of the world, as a fan, charging a laptop, or powering a water cleaning station. After all, Rice Vine seems to be a readily available and abundant resource.