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Scientists Invent Lithium Ion Batteries That Charge in Seconds


Scientists Invent Lithium Ion Batteries That Charge in Seconds
Scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign announced a new way of making battery electrodes that could charge lithium-ion batteries a hundred times faster than current speeds. This means that we may be looking at editing laptops that could completely charge in 5 minutes, or camera batteries that could charge in less than a couple of minutes.

Green Batteries: No Guilt


Green Batteries: No Guilt
From wireless mics to battery-powered lights, remotes and some cameras, we use lots of disposable batteries in the video-producing world, as well as in other areas of our day-to-day lifestyle. Unfortunately, disposable batteries are bad for the environment, and proper disposal techniques arent always available, so we guiltily drop the dead batts into the trash with the rest of the garbage. We know about disposal facilities, but not all towns offer them nor make their use very convenient.