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Water-Based Rechargeable Batteries Could Change the World

By: Emilie Picillo - Published: Jun 30, 2014 • References: pressroom.usc.edu and gizmag
Though rechargeable batteries have made portable electronics an average feat, there's a new type of battery in town that might have traditional battery companies running for their money.

The new water-based organic battery is cheap, rechargeable and eco-friendly. How can you possibly go wrong? Lithium-ion batteries may be a thing of the past now that the University of Southern California is working on an alternative in the form of a water-based organic battery.

It holds the potential for scaling up for use in wind and solar power plants as a means to store large amounts of energy. This discovery is huge and could change the world we know. From powering your phone to your house, the water battery packs a big punch.