Super Battery

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  1. Mantis41
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    By exerting the kinds of super-high pressures found deep within the Earth on a unique compound, researchers at Washington State University's Pullman campus have created a novel new material with the capacity to store huge amounts of mechanical energy as potential chemical power.

    Calling the material "the most condensed form of energy storage outside of nuclear energy," the researchers created the super-battery inside a diamond anvil cell, a small chamber that can create extremely high pressures within a confined space. The team filled the chamber with xenon difluoride, a white solid usually used to etch silicon conductors.

    source: http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2010...-amounts-energy
     


  2. tk_saturn

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    Don't get excited. These kinds of things normally take a decade before they hit mass market.
     
  3. coolbho3000

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    Somehow, that doesn't sound very safe. [​IMG]
     
  4. Mantis41
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    I was hoping that with the current energy and oil crisis this kind of technology would be pushed along fairly quickly.
     
  5. tk_saturn

    tk_saturn GBAtemp Psycho!

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    You see these massive battery breakthoughs every year. We're still using the same batteries, the only newish big that's taken off is everyone coping Sanyo's eneloops.
     
  6. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

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    And be the size of a car.
     
  7. Rock Raiyu

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    What part of it? The confined space or the extremely high pressures?
     
  8. Juanmatron

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    I want this to 3DS.
     
  9. TM2-Megatron

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    Are you kidding? With all that oil still waiting for our drills? Forward-thinking has never been one of humanity's strong points... I doubt any alternative energy tech will be signficantly pushed along until it's well-established that the world's oil supply is 10-20 years away from completely running out. Only then, will the idiots who run things be motivated to change anything. Until then, they can keep padding their bank accounts with oil money.
     
  10. coolbho3000

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    Extremely high pressures within a confined space. Think if it leaked. All the energy stored in that battery would be released in one explosion. BOOM.
     
  11. purplesludge

    purplesludge anyone have any ideas for this space

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    Imagine the explosion an ipod would have with one of these batteries.
     
  12. flameiguana

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    You also want to pay lots more money.
     
  13. BlackDave

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    "My DS has a battery fault"

    NOOOOOOO

    *nuclear mushroom*

    On a note: I know it's not nuclear but the mushroom is always cool XD
     
  14. iYoshi-

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    Sounds fun....
     
  15. Skyline969

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    Now imagine if one of those batteries got microwaved in an episode of Is It A Good Idea To Microwave This. WAY worse than the airbag episode, even if they used a small one.
     
  16. iYoshi-

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    Something would probably happen and that energy would turn into a black hole [​IMG]
     
  17. Fluto

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    if it were on a laptop the energy star logo on it would be huge
     
  18. Skyline969

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    I think it would have to be an energy supernova logo. [​IMG]
     
  19. _Chaz_

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    Being a nerd, this highly excites me. I really can't wait for something like this to be incorporated into everyday life.

    [​IMG]
     
  20. bason230

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    I'm quite unsure their first test would be on a DS, but still, great to know we made another giant leap.