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Post by Kaere on Tue Oct 14, 2014 11:06 am

Sounds pretty great to me Very Happy

Breakthrough batteries recharge 70 per cent in 2 minutes, last 20 years

Read more: http://www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/breakthrough-batteries-recharge-70-per-cent-in-2-minutes-last-20-years-1.2052729#ixzz3G8Ue9woI

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Researchers see applications far beyond communication devices.

"Electric cars will be able to increase their range dramatically, with just five minutes of charging, which is on par with the time needed to pump petrol for current cars," said Prof. Chen Xiaodong, who led the study. "Equally important, we can now drastically cut down the toxic waste generated by disposed batteries, since our batteries last ten times longer than the current generation of lithium-ion batteries."

Not only could this new technology save time and the environment, but it may save money. Titanium dioxide is readily available, inexpensive and the batteries don't have to be replaced as often.

"Titanium dioxide is an abundant, cheap and safe material found in soil. It is commonly used in food additive or in sunscreen lotions to absorb harmful ultraviolet rays," reads the statement. "The NTU team has found a way to transform the titanium dioxide into tiny nanotubes, which is a thousand times thinner than the diameter of a human hair."

The team hopes the product will be on the market within two years. They are applying for a Proof-of-Concept grant to build a large-scale prototype.
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Post by Rockhopper on Tue Oct 14, 2014 3:00 pm

Indeed it does Ka.

The prob. with electric cars as they are now is the batteries and the range a charge gives. Fix that problem and they will become mainstream. No point in having EV's if the power is generated by coal or oil but.

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