Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Nanotech Battery

The LEES ultracapacitor has the capacity to overcome this energy limitation by using vertically aligned, single-wall carbon nanotubes - one thirty-thousandth the diameter of a human hair and 100,000 times as long as they are wide. How does it work? Storage capacity in an ultracapacitor is proportional to the surface area of the electrodes.

Daaaaaaamn! Love them nanotubes. Them things are way more useful than a diet crouton for sure. I've been bitching about battery technology for years. Are we finally going to see an advancement? We shall see, but personally, I've got faith in them MIT dudes. They do develop some seriously cool shit.

Oh, the short version for those scientifically challenged.
What does this mean? Well, it could mean the battery for you laptop will last 10 years or longer, and could hold a charge for 24 hours!


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