“I thought it was a student prank,” professor Donald Sadoway remembers chuckling at an e-mail in August 2009 from a woman claiming to represent Bill Gates. The world’s richest man wondered if he could meet the guy teaching popular MIT course, Introduction to Solid State Chemistry, that Gates had taken online. Continue reading… “Better batteries: A $5 billion race”
SolidEnergy, a new startup, has developed a new kind of lithium-ion battery that stores far more energy, that could let portable electronics such as smartphones and smart watches last twice as long between charges. Continue reading… “New battery for portable electronics that lasts twice as long”
Better Batteries are just around the corner.
Imagine a cellphone battery that stayed charged for more than a week and recharged in just 15 minutes. That dream battery could be closer to reality thanks to Northwestern University research…