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    Dyson invests $15m in technology that could double battery-life

    The firm's first external investment backs Sakti3, a solid-state battery company.
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    Re: Dyson invests $15m in technology that could double battery-life

    wow about time you never know may see more battery powered cars that are worth buying,longer phone battery life etc. will it ever see the light of day i cant count the amount of world changing ideas i read every day then never here jack about.

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    Re: Dyson invests $15m in technology that could double battery-life

    Doesn't just have to be used for powering gadgets - could be used in so many more applications. Really glad Dyson took the lead for investing into these guys.

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    Re: Dyson invests $15m in technology that could double battery-life

    Well, this is one development route that has my full and unambiguous best wishes for success. Batteries have come quite a long way in recent years, but hopefully, still have a long way further to go, and being able to increase power 'density' (I.e. storage per unit weight) AND higher levels of current draw is close to battery nirvana for me.

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    Re: Dyson invests $15m in technology that could double battery-life

    Great, but I'm worried companies will see it as a way to make phones even thinner, rather than give us better battery life.
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    Re: Dyson invests $15m in technology that could double battery-life

    Quote Originally Posted by MrRockliffe View Post
    Great, but I'm worried companies will see it as a way to make phones even thinner, rather than give us better battery life.
    If phones get much thinner, we are going to have to iron them with our shirts each day......
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    Re: Dyson invests $15m in technology that could double battery-life

    Quote Originally Posted by MrRockliffe View Post
    Great, but I'm worried companies will see it as a way to make phones even thinner, rather than give us better battery life.
    Or both.

    But the potential for applications goes WAY beyond just phones. I have some uses that require not do much longevity of battery life, but a mix of duration coupled with high current draw, and burst rate. Also, I have a Dyson battery hand-vac with about 20-min battery life which isn't quite enough. 30 mins would be a huge benefit, and 40-45 plenty enough for me.

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    Re: Dyson invests $15m in technology that could double battery-life

    Meh, I still wish people wouldn't give nuclear energy options such hysterical treatment.

    Balanced reporting?

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    Re: Dyson invests $15m in technology that could double battery-life

    I eagerly await for a future powered by electric cars. Very high efficiency, very high reliability, no gears, no clutch, a ton of torque from zero RPM. Seriously, I can't wait!

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    Re: Dyson invests $15m in technology that could double battery-life

    Quote Originally Posted by yeeeeman View Post
    I eagerly await for a future powered by electric cars. Very high efficiency, very high reliability, no gears, no clutch, a ton of torque from zero RPM. Seriously, I can't wait!
    A good 40 years or so from now. It's not just battery tech that needs to improve but the electrical grid too. For electric cars to become feasible then the electrical grids across the whole world need upgrading.
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    Re: Dyson invests $15m in technology that could double battery-life

    As an electric 1 / 10 scale RCBuggy entusiast (Radio Control Models/Kit), I am very excited by this. I was expecting the next major leap to be biological batteries. This couldn be an important stepping stone to that technologyy
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