All hail the nanotech battery! 22 hours of MacBook battery ...

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    Link: All hail the nanotech battery! 22 hours of MacBook battery life; 400 hours of iPod use, 2500 hours of iPhone standby time!
    Description:: Imagine… what if you could watch 70 hours of iPod video on a single charge. (OK, wait, that actually, might be a bad thing).

    Instead, imagine something more useful, like getting 22+ hours of MacBook use. Or 2500 hours of iPhone standby time. Such is the promise of Stanford University researchers who claim to have found a way to use silicon nanowires to improve the way lithium-ion batteries store energy, delivering a reported 10x boost in capacity.

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    Let's just hope these batteries aren't any more likely to go up in flames than lithium ion batteries already are (which isn't too likely unless you have a lemon or pound on your laptop with a hammer).
     
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    Hope it comes in 2008!!! :D

    … make that Macworld San Francisco 2008!!! :p
     
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    That's a great breakthrough. I wonder what the timeline is for getting that technology into production?
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    So would you squeeze the lemon juice onto the battery, or is the mere proximity of lemons sufficient? just askin' :)

    Who knew lithium and Citrus Gas would be such a volatile combo?
     
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    Littleodie914

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    This article reminds me of that episode of Diggnation where Kevin and Alex talk about a separate news section for things that "probably won't happen in our lifetime." While I'd like to believe otherwise, this might be one of those things our kids benefit from instead. :eek:
     
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    BOOMBA

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    I think there's enough money here that this will actually happen relatively soon. (soon being 5-10 years). People are buying mobile (rechargeable) things at an alarming rate.
    Plus it sounds like the researchers actually are claiming the technology is almost ready for use already.
     
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    QuarterSwede

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    This would be the biggest battery tech breakthrough in history. So far battery tech is the slowest moving of the modern electrical technologies.
     
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    IEatApples

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    … but 22 hours of battery life for the MacBook is still just "okay" ;) :p
     
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    holy battery batman.. thats a long battery life
     
  11. macrumors 6502

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    and gotta add that i love that macenstein site... the random mac chick is yummy.
     

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