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    Scientists accidentally made a battery that lasts forever

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      Scientists accidentally made a battery that lasts forever

      Scientists accidentally made a battery that lasts forever | Tech | Life & Style | Daily Express
      RESEARCHERS have discovered a brand-new type of battery that could last forever.

      Battery technology has had a major breakthrough by accident.

      Scientists have discovered a new type of battery that could improve almost every gadget you own.

      Researchers at the University of California, Irvine claim to have created a never-ending battery.

      Unlike current battery technology, the scientists claim the latest battery can be charged and re-charged hundreds of thousands of times without ever losing performance.

      That means the battery-life of your favourite smartphone, tablet or laptop would not deplete over time.

      Incredibly the discovery was made by total accident by Mya Le Thai, a PhD candidate at the university.

      Her team were testing nanowires a material that is several thousand times thinner than a human hair. Because this wire is so delicate it usually breaks after a number charging cycles.

      However during one of the tests, the fragile tech was smothered in a type of gel which made it tougher and more durable.

      Speaking about the findings Richard Penner, chairman of UCI's chemistry department, said: "Mya was playing around and she coated this whole thing with a very thin gel layer and started to cycle it.

      "She discovered that just by using this gel she could cycle it hundreds of thousands of times without losing any capacity.

      "That was crazy, because these things typically die in dramatic fashion after 5,000 or 6,000 or 7,000 cycles at most."

      The new battery has now been tested more than 200,000 times and the team has reported no loss in power.

      "The coated electrode holds its shape much better, making it a more reliable option," Mya Le Thai said.

      "This research proves that a nanowire-based battery electrode can have a long lifetime and that we can make these kinds of batteries a reality."

      Along with phones, tablets and laptops getting better performance the breakthrough could also help batteries in appliances, cars and even spaceships last forever.


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      Re: Scientists accidentally made a battery that lasts forever

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      NO! NO! A Million times NO!

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      Re: Scientists accidentally made a battery that lasts forever

      It's ok, It's ok! They still need a charge every now and then.

      So the kids won't be able to have the bunny going allllllll night long.


      4am doesn't count as all night does it?

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      Re: Scientists accidentally made a battery that lasts forever

      Thats the final nail in the coffin for Tesla then. But they seem to be doing that themselves lately.

      Be a good way to get to Mars, just add a very long charging lead and go.

     

     

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