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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This is good news!
by 1c3d0g on Sun 11th Dec 2005 17:30 UTC
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2005-07-06

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

Edited 2005-12-11 17:35

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RE: This is good news!
by rif42 on Sun 11th Dec 2005 21:40 in reply to "This is good news!"
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2005-11-20

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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