According to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Apple is planning to create devices that will be powered by hydrogen fuel cells. That could mean computers and phones with battery power lasting for weeks without charge and, more importantly, cutting back on a need for fossil fuels.

Apple's proposal says devices powered by hydrogen fuel cells would give them much longer battery power and, believe it or not, make them lighter and less bulky. According to The Telegraph, hydrogen fuel cell technology works by converting hydrogen and oxygen into water and electrical energy. This technology is already being experimented with for cars and the military. The implications of mainstream use of the technology in this country would be very beneficial, as Apple stated in its patent submission:

"Our country's continuing reliance on fossil fuels has forced our government to maintain complicated political and military relationships with unstable governments in the Middle East, and has also exposed our coastlines and our citizens to the associated hazards of offshore drilling".

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