Saturday, August 18, 2007

This Week's Battery Post

I've pointed out my belief that efficient solar cells and smaller, longer lasting batteries are the way to the energy revolution many times here. So it won't be a surprise that I found the creation of biodegradable, flexible batteries interesting. The biodegradable bit is more cool to me than the flexible part. Even the rechargeable batteries I use most of the time now will eventually have to be tossed. And even with a fairly accessible local hazardous waste facility, just being able to toss batteries in the trash would be easier. I'm still hoping for batteries/capacitors with nigh-infinite lifetimes eventually, but biodegradable is a good partial step.

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