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MIT's Battery Features an Enhanced Charge Speed & Energy Preservation

 - Aug 17, 2015
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One of the biggest problems with consumers in the smartphone market has always been battery usage, but now there is a new rapid charge battery that can charge your phone in about six minutes.

At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a research team led by Dr. Ju Li have developed a battery that is insurmountably better than the batteries we are currently using. In fact, the batteries are pretty much better in every way, since they charge significantly faster and last up to four times as long.

The rapid charge battery stores energy in balls that expand when it is charged and deflate when they are drained. This allows them "to accommodate the high capacity material inside them" without taking up any more space than conventional batteries.