For years the battery has all but stagnated in terms of technology. Sure, Li-Ion technology has allowed a greater amount of portability and reliability - at least for smaller, portable electronics, but in general batteries haven't changed much. A few years ago I was privy to a conversation about a new startup company working on a flexible battery. The idea was that these batteries could be completely integrated within electronics - within the casing, housing etc - making for even smaller form factors and less wasted space. If that's not enough for you, imagine putting them inside of credit cards? Light up any ideas? You bet.
Discuss "Flexible Paper Batteries on the Horizon?" here. Read the article.
IF it does pan out and IF they can get the costs down, the possibilities can be endless, particularly in the automotive industry. If they can stack a thousand of these paper-thin batteries and they produce the required voltage that in itself can revolutionize automotive design and propulsion. I truly hope so.
Just say NO to Monster Cables!
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