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30 Seconds full battery...

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So.... takes less than 30 seconds to full charge.... Magic !... but nowhere on that report does it say how quick it discharges    Roll eyes Roll eyes Roll eyes
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I think there is a bit about it further down the page http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-22191650
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Researchers claim their technology could shrink the size of batteries by 10 times while offering the same power
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It may well have the same power at "full charge"  but it doesn`t say how long that power will last....
remember those gold top batteries last 3 times as long as tesco `s  Cheesy
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The bit the BBC don't mention is that they are Lithium Ion Batteries and as such are at risk of exploding when being charged.
So charging a 1500mAh battery in 30 secs would need a current of about 180 amps - I must have got something wrong surely
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Where did you find out that they are Lithium Ion - reading the article (and other sources I've searched) suggests otherwise.
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From the link in the BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-22191650 to http://www.nature.com/ncomms/journal/v4/n4/full/ncomms2747.html
However I just realised that it isn't the same link as the first post so I am wrong
This is what is being discussed link
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You've duffed there! The link you've given is in a related story from last year about a different technology developed by a different team in a different country!
Edit: The BBC does have a habit of adding "related stories" to articles which have scant connection!
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From the OP article
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Israeli start-up StoreDot displayed the device - made of biological structures - at Microsoft's Think Next Conference.


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The bio-organic battery utilises tiny self-assembling nano-crystals that were first identified in research being done into Alzheimer's disease at Tel Aviv University 10 years ago.

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Whoops!
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hmm sounds dodgy to me, wha happens if you get the nanites on your skin ? do they replicate themselves and turn people into giant power cells ?
the idea sounds good but long term stability will be the key, not to mention differing climatic conditions
just because your paranoid doesn't mean they aren't out to get you
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They will have to have blackbox technology to prevent the nanites from escaping Roll eyes
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My 3D glasses for the TV are battery powered and charge via a mini USB. 
They charge in less than 30 seconds, and give a 3-4 hour usage.
Seem's the tech is already here.
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hmm sounds dodgy to me, wha happens if you get the nanites on your skin ? do they replicate themselves and turn people into giant power cells ?

Sounds like the BORG have arrived....... "Resistance is Futile !!!"
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They will suck all the electricity away and people will end up walking around with crossbows and swords.