engine - 4:13 pm on Nov 15, 2011 (gmt 0)
New Lithium-Ion Battery Tech May Boost Charge By Ten Times [bbc.co.uk]
Batteries for phones and laptops could soon recharge ten times faster and hold a charge ten times larger than current technology allows.
Scientists at Northwestern University in the US have changed the materials in lithium-ion batteries to boost their abilities.
One change involves poking millions of minuscule holes in the battery.
Batteries built using the novel technique could be in the shops within five years, estimate the scientists.
That's an interesting development. Now, if they can just get the manfacturuing sorted...