There are people who swear by wine and claim that it does, in some way, power their day. Well, wine has now begun powering up computer processor’s too! Processor king Intel has recently unveiled its newest development that has caught the interest of wine aficionados as well as nerds, a computer processor powered by red wine. Intel’s Dr. Genevieve Bel demonstrated the processor at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco.
The chipset was connected to a wine glass. On pouring red wine in the glass, the acetic acid in the booze reacted with two electrodes clipped to the glass to create a tiny current that managed to power up the ultra-low energy chipset. All of this was used to display a graphic on an e-ink screen. A low-powered processor as such could help create much more energy-efficient pieces of technology up ahead.
[Via – Inhabitat]