1. jmagid51's Avatar
    From USA TODAY

    Stanford breakthrough could triple battery life

    Annoyed by how often your cellphone needs recharging? Stanford researchers say they've made a major step toward the "holy grail" of energy storage — a pure lithium battery. A team that includes former Energy secretary Steven Chu says it's building a lithium anode battery that might give electric vehicles a 300-mile driving range and triple a cellphone's juice. Stanford professor Yi Cui says it will likely take three to five years, though, to bring the product to market. Their work is partly of an intensifying push to build a better battery — not only for portable electronics but also for storing solar and wind power for times when the sun doesn't shine and the wind doesn't blow. Universities, start-ups and major companies are working with new materials, such as vanadium, or tweaking the lithium-ion battery that Sony introduced more than 20 years ago.

    Stanford breakthrough might triple battery life

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    08-02-2014 09:54 AM
  2. Indoler's Avatar
    1) When?
    2) At what cost?
    08-02-2014 10:42 AM
  3. srkmagnus's Avatar
    It's going to be a longtime before we see that. But definitely something to look forward to in the future.

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    08-02-2014 06:18 PM
  4. UJ95x's Avatar
    We've had reports of this for a few years now. There's always a "breakthrough" but they are never viable because of the cost or availability of the material/method used.
    I think I'll hold off on getting excited until one of them is actually implemented into a phone.

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running SOKP 4.4.2
    08-02-2014 06:45 PM

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