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Cabe Atwell
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Re: Liquid metal
Cabe Atwell   6/10/2013 7:41:14 PM
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Shehan,

Elegance and efficiency aside, we will deplete the world of its battery making materials. It is inevitable.

Efforts like the above may lead to a new understanding, and hopefully a new approach.

C

ScotCan
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Re: Liquid metal
ScotCan   6/3/2013 9:40:39 AM
45 years ago the Mallory Battery Company of Canada developed the most powerful D cell utilizing a porous anode patented construction analogous to what you read here...only nanotechnology did not exist then. Why wasn't the advanced technology exploited at that time? Politics and the NIH syndrome...so that's one answer why battery advances have not been made over the years. 

Elizabeth M
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Re: Liquid metal
Elizabeth M   6/3/2013 4:42:18 AM
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That is definitely the promise of some of these batteries, and it's about time! I have always wondered why battery technology has not evolved as quickly as other technology, why we've had what seems like the same battery life for years. It's good to see these inventions moving forward at a fast pace.

shehan
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Re: Liquid metal
shehan   5/31/2013 7:24:10 PM
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@pubudu- yes most batteries on the market are not durable, within few month the batter gets spoiled. 

shehan
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Re:Murphy's Law
shehan   5/31/2013 7:22:54 PM
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@far911 – yes all that matters is how long it could hold its charge and the number of recharge times it could be used. 

shehan
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Re: Well said Cabe.
shehan   5/31/2013 7:20:55 PM
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@Watashi – yes if this works out, we won't need to charge a mobile phone for months. Imaging the capacity it could store on the small battery and the discharge rate is also low. 

shehan
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Re: Liquid metal
shehan   5/31/2013 7:19:04 PM
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@Cabe – yes these designs eat up most of the valuable resources we have on earth, I am not sure f that's really worth.

shehan
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Re: Liquid metal
shehan   5/31/2013 7:17:05 PM
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Interesting story, it's amazing how technology has evolved, very soon we should be able to use a mobile phone for about 3 months by charging once.

Ann R. Thryft
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Re:Murphy's Law
Ann R. Thryft   5/31/2013 4:33:05 PM
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I know you were being funny, Amclaussen--I just thought the implied math was also funny. And I think you're right about how many people, including engineers, underestimate the power and breadth of application of Murphy's Law. I like your memorial wall idea.

Pubudu
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Re: Liquid metal
Pubudu   5/31/2013 3:34:16 PM
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True Elizabeth, normally the problem is the power source. If the tech is there and durable, there will be wonders coming in. 

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