http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&ncid=738&e=1&u=/ap/20040924/ap_on_hi_te/spinach_power MIT Works to Power Computers With Spinach 17 minutes ago Add Technology - AP to My Yahoo! By MARK PRATT, Associated Press Writer BOSTON - "Eat your spinach," Mom used to say. "It will make your muscles grow, power your laptop and recharge your cell phone... " OK. So nobody's Mom said those last two things. But researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (news - web sites) say they have used spinach to harness a plant's ability to convert sunlight into energy for the first time, creating a device that may one day power laptops, mobile phones and more. Now this is the kind of story that sounds so weird yet I would not be surprised if someday spinach farmers control the economy.