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Scientists Develop New Li-ion Batteries with 10x More Capacity, Life

Scientists have developed a new technology that would boost battery life of gadgets like smartphones by 10 times.

According to PC Mag (opens in new tab), researchers at the Northwestern University in the US have developed a new Lithium Ion battery that is capable of charging faster than existing batteries and has a longer life span.

Currently, power hungry gadgets like smartphone, use a lot of battery power that reduces their lifespan. However, with the new technology, which will be commercially available within the next 5 years, will run for a longer duration.

Scientists have used a lot of different ways to create the new battery, one which involves punching millions of small holes in the battery. According to the people who developed the battery, it will be fully charged in 15 minutes and would require re-charge once a week.

"We have found a way to extend a new lithium-ion battery's charge life by 10 times. Even after 150 charges, which would be one year or more of operation, the battery is still five times more effective than lithium-ion batteries on the market today", said Harold H. Kung, a part of the team that is working on the battery.

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