Thursday, March 12, 2009

New battery may charge in 10 sec, but there's a trade off

MIT researchers have found a way to create batteries that can recharge in a matter of seconds (your cell phone could charge in 10 seconds). (Wired) How? "By applying a special surface coating" to battery innards. What's the catch? The super-fast charging could shorten the life of batteries. However, initial MIT studies found batteries maintained their charge after 50 charge/recharge cycles.

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I started pound360 to channel my obsession with vitamins, running and the five senses. Eventually, I got bored focusing on all that stuff, so I came back from a one month hiatus in May of 2007 (one year after launching Pound360) and broadened my mumblings here to include all science.