Solar Tablet PC Tested by School Children in India
For over 100 million school children in India, computers are afar-fetched dream, as they don’t have electricity in their schools. Thescenario might soon change as researchers at Rice University andSingapore’s Nanyang Tech University have developed a prototype tablet PC that runs on solar energy. Dubbed the I-Slate, the device is being claimed to be the first of a series of electronicnotepads that use low-energy-consumption microchips, enabling the system to run on electricity generated by solar panels.
The device is expected to be able to run on the solar power of plans similar to those in handheld calculators. Students at a school near the city of Hyderabad in India have been testing out early prototypes ofthis technology, which will be helping the designers produce variantsthat be used by kids in different parts of the world.
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