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[–] pm-me-your-pm 0 points 84 points (+84|-0) ago 

I just want to make sure that everyone here understands that they're not claiming a single charge will last a lifetime, but that the battery itself can withstand an extremely high number of charges. Specifically, the article claims it could handle 400x more charges than a lithium-ion battery.

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[–] 7538637? 0 points 46 points (+46|-0) ago 

woah, you like read the article? don't you know that reading is for assholes?

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[–] roznak 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Number of charges is only one thing but Lithium Ion batteries also disintegrate even when you do not use them.

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[–] Chipcer 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

sounds like a winner for humanity, I wonder if this will catch on...maybe not...just check the whole 'light bulb conspiracy' topic

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[–] ThatOnePrivacyGuy 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Aww, you just spoiled every tech blog's article about this tomorrow

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[–] pm-me-your-pm 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

"SUPER BATTERY CLAIMS IT WILL LAST FOREVER"

"THIS BATTERY JUST ENDED ALL YOUR CHARGING WOES"

"OMG GUISE LIKE THIS SCIENCE PERSON JUST MADE THE PERFECT BATTERY"

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[–] Gorillion 3 points 33 points (+36|-3) ago 

Have they been murdered yet? And the invention declared permanently "not ready for market"?

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[–] St1ka [S] 0 points 20 points (+20|-0) ago 

Give it time

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[–] GoatyMcGoatface 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

For real, first thought was RIP

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[–] Inque_Yutani 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

No murder required. These breakthroughs are always followed by some factor arising that prevents scaling up or mass production. God just designed a shitty ass Universe with shitty ass physical laws. Still waiting for my supercapacitor powered car.

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[–] Apathy 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago  (edited ago)

This is a pretty old article since I've seen this before. It's not that they can put enough energy inside a battery to keep it going forever, it's that when you charge/discharge a battery over time it loses its ability to hold the charge. These batteries will last much longer before they lose their ability to hold a charge, meaning you can use a phone or laptop for a decade without issues.

Although most people wouldn't use their phone or laptop for over a decade, they will be using cars that work on electricity for that long. So not having to change the batteries every couple of years, and still being able to travel 500 miles on a single charge 10 years after you bought the car is where something like this is very useful.

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[–] St1ka [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Oh whoops! I only ran into it today, sorry about that

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[–] Inque_Yutani 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I used my G4 MacBook for 9 years. Replaced the battery twice.

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[–] Linto 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

Big money will buy the patent and then place it in a vault and never develop it.

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[–] DK327 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Exactly what I was thinking... Energizer will take it off their hands for worthless paper then shelve it for 100 years.

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[–] RedditisPropaganda25 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Capitalism isn't perfect.

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[–] Saufsoldat 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

Patents expire after 12 years. The reason most of the miracle inventions you read about never make it to market isn't because they're bought and buried, but because they were never real to begin with.

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[–] kcamstar 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

This fails the planned obsolescence test though and so the marketing team will reject it.

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[–] Empire_of_the_mind 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

The only way to get such a product to market is likely to produce and sell it yourself.

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[–] ScottRockview 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

If they really want to test it out, put their battery in one of my son's devices and see how long it can really last.

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[–] St1ka [S] 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I'm gonna say about a day

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[–] ScottRockview 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

You overestimate their workmanship and quality control.

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[–] 7538354? 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Battery companies hate him.

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[–] St1ka [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

haha

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[–] Findurian 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Cool. We will never see it due to "high manufacturing costs."

That and all the battery companies trying to nail them with patent infringement.

Edit: patent infringement over copyright

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[–] J_Darnley 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Please use the right kind of imaginary property law when trying to criticise it.

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[–] stradian 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

That's not how copyright works. This is patent territory.

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[–] Findurian 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Thanks for the correction. Not a lawyer.

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[–] Plavonica 3 points -1 points (+2|-3) ago 

That's exactly how it works. They will be inundated with lawsuits until they simply can't afford to go to court anymore. Doesn't matter if any of the lawsuits win, just that they drain money from a non-corporate entity.

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