Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 10th Dec 2005 17:11 UTC
Geek stuff, sci-fi... NEC has developed an ultra-thin, flexible, rechargeable battery capable of re-charging in just 30 seconds, the company said on Thursday. The new battery has been dubbed ORB, for Organic Redical Battery, by NEC, because it uses an organic radical polymer as its cathode.
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by Anonymous on Sat 10th Dec 2005 18:27 UTC
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The new battery has been dubbed ORB, for Organic Redical Battery, by NEC <...>

Shouldn't it be Organic Radical Battery?
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RE: Redical -> Radical
by Star on Sat 10th Dec 2005 19:19 UTC in reply to "Redical -> Radical"
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It is supposed to be Organic Radical Battery... The post was quoted from ZDNet and ZDNet used the wrong spelling. Should be interesting for many devices that require small amounts of power, although on NEC's website they claim each cell could get up to 35W and in a 4 cell array could power a 140W computer for a period of time. Good to see this progressing as it was proposed around 2001.

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They should put them in cars
by Anonymous on Sat 10th Dec 2005 21:40 UTC
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You'd be able to recharge faster then you can refill. Problem is, there's no infrastructure to have every car be
able to do that.

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This is good news!
by 1c3d0g on Sun 11th Dec 2005 17:30 UTC
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It's about time that something was done to address the severe battery capacity problems we've been facing over the years. New devices keep getting more and more power-hungry but the batteries that power those devices haven't improved much, if at all. Though, I'm wondering how far that invention with tiny turbojet engines has gone...maybe we can see something like that implemented in notebooks in just a few years. :-)

http://wired.com/wired/archive/4.10/es_batteries.html

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RE: This is good news!
by rif42 on Sun 11th Dec 2005 21:40 UTC in reply to "This is good news!"
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You are very right that power capacity is major problem for todays batteries. But no where in the article or elsewhere does it say that this battery has a high capacity.

Nevertheless it is interesting that NEC can construct a new type of battery that is flexible and has fast recharge. This can be useful in some low power applications.

Also read here:
http://www.engadget.com/entry/1234000633071576/

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