HI-TECH NEWS with #batteries hashtag

by CrinetJanet
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Researchers have found a way to use diamonds to convert nuclear waste into long-lasting batteries. A team of physicists and chemists at the University of Bristol discovered the new technology, which transforms thousands of tons of troublesome nuclear waste into lab-grown diamond batteries capable of generating a small amount of electricity. The diamond batteries, like the precious gems they are based on, could last essentially forever.

by Matar Khalifa
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Liquid lithium-ion batteries are the most common kind of rechargeable batteries used in our electronic devices as they offer a high energy density, stable energy capacity, and low self-discharge for little cost. However, they’re also extremely flammable as we witnessed from the recent Samsung Galaxy Note 7 explosions. 

A scientific breakthrough at the University of Surrey could completely change how we charge our devices. Researchers developed a new material that could be used to create supercapacitors 1,000 to 10,000 times more powerful than conventional batteries. The new super batteries would also be safer, faster charging, more efficient, and greener.

by Tom-Link
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Apple launched iOS 10 back in September to mostly positive reviews, but with the recent release of a 10.1.1 update, something has gone wrong. A growing number of users are reporting that their battery is no longer functioning correctly, and there's no obvious reason as to why.

by Paulite
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Quick, what is the biggest drain on your laptop's battery?

If you answered "the display," you're right -- for the most part.

The single biggest occupier of battery resources, day in and day out, is your laptop's display. More specifically, it's the that energy goes into powering the backlight that illuminates the pixels on your laptop's display.

The obvious move to extend battery life is then to lower your display's brightness. On either a Windows 10 laptop or an Apple MacBook, you can usually do this on the keyboard, but there are a couple other settings to change that will help automate the process.

This is the most common complaint among all smartphone users- the battery just sucks! Yes.... in today’s world where a person uses his smartphone for almost everything- right from shopping to bill payments, bank withdrawals and deposits. Add to this the many hours spent on social networking sites and checking and replying to official and personal mails- the battery of the phone seldom lasts for more than half of the day. 

by Tom-Link
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When we gaze up at a tree full of lush, green leaves we are actually looking at hundreds of tiny batteries. These tiny appendages save energy for the tree to use at a later time, a natural process scientists have harnessed to create literal leaf batteries as eco-friendly alternatives to the lithium powerhouses of today.