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Improved Battery Life with Nanowires
« on: January 16, 2008, 08:31:57 AM »
This is exciting news for robotics technology.

Stanford Univ. researchers have a extended the life of a battery significantly using nanowires.

Although they don't mention robotics applications specifically, they do say it can extend the life of lithium ion batteries in cell phone batteries, laptops, and ipods to name a few.

Nanowires in battery technology could also shrink the size of the battery I would think.

http://www.news.com/A-tenfold-improvement-in-battery-life/2100-1041_3-6226196.html?tag=nefd.pop

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Re: Improved Battery Life with Nanowires
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2008, 09:35:50 AM »
ummmm.....cool?
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Re: Improved Battery Life with Nanowires
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2008, 01:55:46 PM »
cool...COOL thats not cool its awesome...a breakthrough in battery life yay longer life here my robots come
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Re: Improved Battery Life with Nanowires
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2008, 03:18:31 PM »
finally we can take over the world without haveing to recharge every hour
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Re: Improved Battery Life with Nanowires
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2008, 03:45:14 PM »
XD lol cooldog and no messy wires...arent they developing new hydrogen fuel cells that are extremely efficient?

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Re: Improved Battery Life with Nanowires
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2008, 07:17:45 PM »
shaweet. i'm tired of having to charge my phone every other day
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Re: Improved Battery Life with Nanowires
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2008, 08:23:58 PM »
every other day..? i only need to charge mine once a week and i use it alot!
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Re: Improved Battery Life with Nanowires
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2008, 09:19:49 PM »
The problem with nanotech press releases is that they can be useful for attracting large piles of money, whether there's any actual product there or not.  Over the last ten years, out of hundreds of press releases that said something would be ready in "several years", I can't think of any products that actually made it to market.  (Including, and especially, from Stanford researchers.)  When several groups confirm the results and talk intelligently about the engineering obstacles to scale-up, I'll pay attention to this one.

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Re: Improved Battery Life with Nanowires
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2008, 01:15:57 AM »
I remember the eternal light bulb and it never came out =/
I hope this tech does x3

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Re: Improved Battery Life with Nanowires
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2008, 01:19:33 PM »
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The problem with nanotech press releases is that they can be useful for attracting large piles of money, whether there's any actual product there or not.  Over the last ten years, out of hundreds of press releases that said something would be ready in "several years", I can't think of any products that actually made it to market.  (Including, and especially, from Stanford researchers.)  When several groups confirm the results and talk intelligently about the engineering obstacles to scale-up, I'll pay attention to this one.
something that works in the lab is very very far from being a marketable product. I agree with you Dank55 and I tend to ignore these releases.

I also have seen many articles making the same claims with nanowires used to improve RAM and capacitor density. If its not a product, its not really worth thinking about.

 


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