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    News - MIT boffins pave way for 'miracle' battery

    Prototype lithium-ion battery has capacity to charge and discharge oh so quickly.
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    Re: News - MIT boffins pave way for 'miracle' battery

    Charging quickly is something we could all do with... spending more time charging gadgets than actually using them is hardly "21st century" as everything seems to be branded these days!

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    Re: News - MIT boffins pave way for 'miracle' battery

    So... how long before some terrorist rubbishrubbishrubbishrubbish uses one of these blighters as a bomb/powerful incendiary device then?

    I predict in 5 years we will have to check laptops into the hold.

    I also predict as a consequence of this, that I'll have broken/stolen laptop in about 5 years + 1 month.

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    Re: News - MIT boffins pave way for 'miracle' battery

    Only problem is - to get two second charging on all your household appliances your gonna have to upgrade the power supply in your house to an industrial-type one capable of giving you a couple of hundred amps sustained, and then when everyone managed to do that - the earth will become dark and men will use candles.

    Nice idea though!

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    Re: News - MIT boffins pave way for 'miracle' battery

    Quote Originally Posted by Butuz View Post
    Only problem is - to get two second charging on all your household appliances your gonna have to upgrade the power supply in your house to an industrial-type one capable of giving you a couple of hundred amps sustained, and then when everyone managed to do that - the earth will become dark and men will use candles.
    Nah, NVIDIA will still be based on the broken 8600M, and the glow off of that ought to last for centuries.

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    Re: News - MIT boffins pave way for 'miracle' battery

    Next, a solar battery which charges itself in seconds under the moonlight.

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    Re: News - MIT boffins pave way for 'miracle' battery

    Quote Originally Posted by Butuz View Post
    Only problem is - to get two second charging on all your household appliances your gonna have to upgrade the power supply in your house to an industrial-type one capable of giving you a couple of hundred amps sustained, and then when everyone managed to do that - the earth will become dark and men will use candles.

    Nice idea though!

    Butuz
    Or, you put these industrial type power supplies at gasstations and then you can charge your car over there, much like putting gas in your car.

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    Re: News - MIT boffins pave way for 'miracle' battery

    Considering most battery chargers currently output a few tens of Watts, we've got a way to go before we have to worry about putting a strain on the 3kW output of your standard wall socket...

    Obviously, charging a car is different, but charging a laptop battery really isn't going to be problem.

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    Re: News - MIT boffins pave way for 'miracle' battery

    Won't this have an effect on the ammount of hours you might get out of said batteries though? I'm purely speculating, I know very little of the science behind li-on batteries.

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    Re: News - MIT boffins pave way for 'miracle' battery

    I don't know if I'm missing the point here but why is it a good thing that your battery will discharge more quickly?

    It seems like a particularly useless innovation tbh. I personally don't give a flying wotsit how long it takes to charge my phone for example. I plug it in when I go to bed and it's never failed to be fully charged by the morning.

    What would be nice would be if it took more time to empty the battery, not less.
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    Re: News - MIT boffins pave way for 'miracle' battery

    Quote Originally Posted by Betty_Swallocks View Post
    I don't know if I'm missing the point here but why is it a good thing that your battery will discharge more quickly?

    It seems like a particularly useless innovation tbh. I personally don't give a flying wotsit how long it takes to charge my phone for example. I plug it in when I go to bed and it's never failed to be fully charged by the morning.

    What would be nice would be if it took more time to empty the battery, not less.
    The battery can store a certain amount of energy. The faster you can discharge the battery, the higher power the device that you can power with it. And being able to fully recharge a battery in a matter of minutes is clearly an advantage to people not as organised as you.

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    Re: News - MIT boffins pave way for 'miracle' battery

    Getting batteries to charge quickly is a pretty critical step if we're ever going to move over to electric cars. After all who wants to spend more than a few minutes refueling (recharging) your car if you're in the middle of a journey?
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