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Coming Soon: A smartphone battery that will never die!

Coming Soon: A smartphone battery that will never die!
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Technology companies across the board - Tesla, Apple, Google, just to name a few - all have been working for years to build a better battery.

But the latest battery breakthrough comes to us from the University of California, Irvine, where researchers have found new technology that prevents normal wear and tear that kill batteries over time.

Normal, standard lithium ion batteries will develop cracks over time, usually around 5,000 to 7,000 charges. So, what's the secret to a longer battery life?

It may be this team's new "nanowire," which is "a gold nanowire in a manganese dioxide shell and encasing the assembly in an electrolyte made of a Plexiglas-like gel." One battery they tested held more than 200,000 charges over a three-month period.

Study leader, doctoral candidate Mya Le Thai, told The Mirror:

"This research proves that a nanowire-based battery electrode can have a long lifetime and that we can make these kinds of batteries a reality."

In the meantime, we will still have to use some tips and tricks to keep your gadget's batteries going strong. Click here to see all the different ways to extend your phone's battery life and reduce charging time. 

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Source: Mirror
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