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2022-09-16 Science & Technology
'Game-changing' new battery for electric cars charges in 3 minutes and lasts for 20 YEARS - more than twice as long as current EV batteries
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Posted by Skidmark 2022-09-16 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [10802 views ]  Top

#1 Harvard actually came up with something useful? C

Color me surprised!
Posted by Seeking Cure For Ignorance 2022-09-16 03:35||   2022-09-16 03:35|| Front Page Top

#2 I'm sure they've glossed over how to dispose of the battery and its materials after use.
Posted by Procopius2k 2022-09-16 07:46||   2022-09-16 07:46|| Front Page Top

#3 ... inspired by a BLT sandwich...

And where is all the lithium supposed to come from? Call me when you got a battery that works off bacon,
Posted by Mercutio 2022-09-16 08:26||   2022-09-16 08:26|| Front Page Top

#4 Don't get too excited -

The startup aims to scale the battery up to a palm-sized 'pouch cell' – which has components enclosed in an aluminium-coated film – and then toward a full-scale vehicle battery in the next three to five years.

Maybe Brandon sent so green dollars their way.
Posted by Bobby 2022-09-16 08:39||   2022-09-16 08:39|| Front Page Top

#5 like we have 3 to 5 years...
Posted by 746 2022-09-16 09:40||   2022-09-16 09:40|| Front Page Top

#6 Scaled up to practical size ...easily and economically mass-produced. Talk to me again when those happen until then it is Vaporware™ ("Buy, BUY the IPO!).
Posted by magpie 2022-09-16 10:44||   2022-09-16 10:44|| Front Page Top

#7 prototypes are apparently the size of a dime

scaling up sometimes goes without a hitch but usually doesn't
Posted by lord garth 2022-09-16 11:05||   2022-09-16 11:05|| Front Page Top

#8 Yes, physics says tiny batteries should charge pretty quick.
Posted by M. Murcek 2022-09-16 11:14||   2022-09-16 11:14|| Front Page Top

#9 Barium Lithium Thorium sandwich?
Posted by swksvolFF 2022-09-16 11:29||   2022-09-16 11:29|| Front Page Top

#10 Hold the mayo.
Posted by Besoeker 2022-09-16 11:30||   2022-09-16 11:30|| Front Page Top

#11 We'll have fusion engines before these are actually used in cars. After all Fusion was just 10 years away in the 90s so it must be about ready for deployment now.
Posted by ruprecht 2022-09-16 13:24||   2022-09-16 13:24|| Front Page Top

#12 
Three fat multiracial geeks,
sitting in their lab for weeks,
and eating pure cholesterol.
When they were asked
what they've been doing,
they yelled 'Free energy for all!'
Posted by Dron66046 2022-09-16 14:09||   2022-09-16 14:09|| Front Page Top

#13 When I hear "game changing" I stop paying attention.
Posted by Rex Mundi 2022-09-16 16:00||   2022-09-16 16:00|| Front Page Top

#14 "...gamechanging?" Like those tinfoil stories about 100 MPG carburetors.
Posted by magpie 2022-09-16 16:10||   2022-09-16 16:10|| Front Page Top

#15 5 bucks says it's a chink scam to sideline real research and waste everybody's time and attention on an undeliverable. Grants from the technoczars, hoopla in the press, then... embarrassment. And they laugh in Beijing at the stupid Yanks.
Posted by Dron66046 2022-09-16 16:19||   2022-09-16 16:19|| Front Page Top

#16 
Posted by Albemarle Squank9412 2022-09-16 18:10||   2022-09-16 18:10|| Front Page Top

#17 Yeah, it's game changing when it shows up in a car and meets or exceeds all the wild claims.
Posted by Silentbrick 2022-09-16 19:22||   2022-09-16 19:22|| Front Page Top

#18 It's a bit soon to get all breathless. It takes a couple decades to go from the lab to the shelves of America. The first laser was built in 1960. The first CD player came out in the early '80s and cost $1000.

It may be "game-changing", but the game has a lot of inertia.
Posted by SteveS 2022-09-16 21:12||   2022-09-16 21:12|| Front Page Top

#19 R&D is always longer and more complex than it appears at the beginning, and most brilliant ideas turn out to be either altogether unworkable or unable to be scaled up to mass production. On the other hand, I’d be thrilled by a cell phone, tablet, and Apple watch that could be recharged in minutes and that would hold that charge for days — so even if the thing was never useful for cars, we could still all benefit from it.

I was once in a course with the scientist who took the anti-scale technology for laundry detergent and reworked it to give us orange juice with calcium and Vitamin D. A minor bit of cleverness in the grand scheme of things, but still life-enhancing, especially for those lactose intolerant.
Posted by trailing wife 2022-09-16 23:15||   2022-09-16 23:15|| Front Page Top

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