MIT stumbles on an 'egg' battery breakthrough: triple the capacity, six minutes to charge
Potential battery breakthroughs seem to be a dime a dozen these days, but what we are mostly seeing in retail devices are gradual extensions in battery life thanks to improvement of existing technologies, and/or the implementation of power-saving components.
A new MIT research, however, is poised to shift the shovel-ready perceptions about battery breakthroughs by promising that their "shell and yolk" invention could be brought to market sooner than the rest. The new "egg" batteries are made with nanoparticles on a titanium dioxide "shell" and aluminium "yolk" for the anode, so, unlike current lithium juicers, they can expand and contract without degrading capacity over time as much.
The MIT researchers discovered the phenomenon by accident, as all great research goes, and say it can be easily scaled for mass production, plus it will be cheaper to make than what we are currently using. Hear, hear.