Skynews reports that scientist has developed a new battery for mobile that can be charged up and ready for use within 1 minute. Not only that, this new aluminium power cell is also much safer than existing lithium technology, can be bent and damaged, and does not catch fire.
It can also be charged more than the usual batteries without losing its effectiveness. “Our new battery won’t catch fire, even if you drill through it. Lithium batteries can go off in an unpredictable manner – in the air, the car or in your pocket.” Besides safety, he said the team had achieved major breakthroughs in battery performance with “unprecedented charging times” of down to one minute being reported.
The Stanford prototype has been able to withstand 7500 charges compared to previous developed aluminium batteries which die after 100 charge-discharge cycles.