New Battery Tech Breakthrough Could Triple Battery Life for Smartphones and Tablets

Discussion in 'Android News' started by dgstorm, Jul 10, 2014.

  1. dgstorm

    dgstorm Editor in Chief
    Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2010
    Messages:
    11,016
    Likes Received:
    3,979
    Trophy Points:
    823
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    Ratings:
    +4,254
    [​IMG]

    Sometimes it's the obvious things which go unnoticed for a while yet turn out be be the perfect solution to an old problem. Such is the likely the case with a new scientific breakthrough in battery tech. Researchers at University of California and the Bourns College of Engineering may have just figured out an easy and cheap way to triple the battery life of our smartphones and tablets.

    One of the researchers, graduate student Zachary Favors, came up with the idea to add sand to existing battery tech. At some point it dawned on Favors that there is typically a large amount of Quartz in sand. This turned out to be the key to the team's discovery. Here's a quote with more of the details,

    There are no reports on how quickly this breakthrough will make it to market, but the outlook is quite good. We will keep you updated as to if/when this starts hitting our favorite devices.

    Source: PhoneArena
     
  2. mountainbikermark

    mountainbikermark Super Moderator
    Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2010
    Messages:
    7,455
    Likes Received:
    3,886
    Trophy Points:
    1,563
    Ratings:
    +4,348
    This seems along the same lines as the quest to use crystals for media and data storage. Very doable but so far away at the same time
    The I uber powerful USS Enterprise being powered by crystals the size of a human fist doesn't seem so sci fi anymore

    Sent from my LG-D801 using Tapatalk
     
    • Like Like x 1
Search tags for this page

new battery breakthrough

,

new battery technology