One of the tech enthusiasts’ biggest problems is that, in our ever-running, wireless world, they have to slow down from time to time, wire up and charge their batteries. Power banks may offer temporary solutions, but still, they are not infinite, and tech enthusiasts don’t like feeling limited.
So, some scientists came to a solution regarding this problem: they discovered how to create everlasting batteries for cell phones. Only they did so by… mistake!
Researchers at the University of California at Irvine were messing with a gel and realised that if they cover with battery a brittle component in a shell, they can make the batteries recharge themselves almost forever. The components of batteries, which are nanowires, usually uncharge after 7.000 cycles. However, now that they were in a manganese dioxide shell, they didn’t loose any power despite being cycled for more than 200.000 times over three monts.
The person responsible for the discovery is a PhD student who, according to the University’s Department Head, she was just… playing around. Her name is Mya Le Thai and her discovery may mean a breakthrough in the area of technology, as she will work on it to make it suitable for commercial use.