Breakthrough Battery Technology Could Let Your Charge Your Phone In Seconds, Not Hours

Smartphones are great at doing just about everything except staying alive for more than a day.

Limited by the lithium-ion batteries that power them, even the most advanced smartphones can take hours to fully charge from nothing.

Now though, a team of scientists from the University of Waterloo have developed an alternative battery technology that can still hold the same capacity as before but could potentially be charged in just seconds.

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These devices known as supercapacitors are capable of incredibly fast charging speeds but have always been limited by the fact they cannot store them amount of the energy required by modern smartphones.

This new…

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