Zinc Matrix Power said that it's signed a collaboration agreement with Intel to work on a battery technology for laptops, which could potentially result in laptop battery life of up to ten hours.

Zinc Matrix Power is developing a rechargeable, polymer-based alkaline battery which it claims has shown in lab tests approximately two times the energy-to-volume of today's standard lithium-based batteries. The polymer based technology uses a water-based electrolyte which, when combined with the plastic case, will minimise the risk of fire.

Read more: The Inquirer.