Bendable battery may power future wearable devices, smartphones

A new bendable lithium-ion battery that can flex and twist could power wearable devices and one day be used to develop a flexible smartphone, according to Panasonic, which is developing the new battery

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/10/20/bendable-battery-may-power-future-wearable-devices-smartphones.html

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Your next smartphone or EV will recharge to 70% in just two minutes, thanks to new lithium-ion battery tech

fast-charging batteries
Scientists at Nangyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore have developed a new lithium-ion battery that can be recharged to 70% capacity in just two minutes. This new lithium-ion battery (LIB) can also endure more than 10,000 charge/discharge cycles — or about 20 times more than current LIBs. Perhaps most excitingly, though, NTU’s new Li-ion tech has already been patented, is compatible with existing battery manufacturing processes, and has ‘attracted interest from the industry.’

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/191924-your-next-smartphone-or-ev-will-recharge-to-70-in-just-two-minutes-thanks-to-new-lithium-ion-battery-tech

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US Department of Energy doubles lithium-ion battery capacity with spongy silicon

PNNL's lithium-ion silicon electrode battery
The Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has created a new variety of lithium-ion battery that can store at least twice the amount of energy found in your conventional smartphone or laptop battery. Unlike some other battery advances that won’t see the light of day for years to come (if at all), this energy storage breakthrough could actually find its way into commercial devices fairly soon. As is fairly normal nowadays, nanotech is the magic ingredient; nanostructured silicon sponges to be exact.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/185999-us-department-of-energy-doubles-lithium-ion-battery-capacity-with-spongy-silicon

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Scientists discover the reason that batteries lose capacity over time: Nanocrystals!

Anode TEM
Too many charge cycles and even the most advanced lithium-ion battery will start to lose its edge. Researchers from the US Department of Energy might have figured out why that happens and what to do about it.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/183338-scientists-discover-the-reason-that-batteries-lose-capacity-over-time-nanocrystals

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