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Mr. Laz
07-06-2010, 05:26 PM
Scientists create most powerful non-nuclear battery ever


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The chemical xenon difluoride is normally a mild-mannered white powder, but when you crush it with the pressure of 1 million times our atmosphere, it turns into a super substance. Due to some weird science, all the energy used to crush that stuff is stored inside its chemical bonds, making it a terrific energy storage device. In layman's terms, that would be a battery.

Of course, it's not going to be easy to apply 1,000,000 atmospheres worth of pressure to this caustic and stinky powder that's normally used to etch circuits on silicon. To withstand that kind of pressure, you need a tiny 2-by-3-inch compartment lined with a couple of diamond anvils.
The result? A little metallic-looking brick that amounts to the most powerful non-nuclear energy storage device ever created. Now let's hope those scientists unleash that vast amount of energy for peaceful purposes, making this the most kick-ass battery in the world. Or will they just turn it into a bomb?

Either way, the scientists at Washington State's chemistry labs behind this discovery have a long way to go before this tech has a commercial application.

Via iO9 (http://io9.com/5579571/new-ultra+battery-is-the-most-powerful-non+nuclear-energy-storage-ever)

Before being crushed


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After crushing with the diamond anvils
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Ebolapox
07-06-2010, 05:29 PM
cool.

Priest31kc
07-06-2010, 05:33 PM
Neat.

Donger
07-06-2010, 05:35 PM
Will it fit in my electron-sucking iPhone?

Fish
07-06-2010, 05:36 PM
Diamond Anvils.

Fascinating.

Probably also a killer name for a hairband...

Ebolapox
07-06-2010, 05:41 PM
more like a glam-rock band (diamond anvils)

Rain Man
07-06-2010, 05:43 PM
Once this technology reaches the female sex-toy market we're all doomed.

CrazyPhuD
07-06-2010, 05:48 PM
Once this technology reaches the female sex-toy market we're all doomed.

Yes but we already have batteries that last longer than 30 seconds. Men are replaceable already.:deevee:

bevischief
07-06-2010, 06:07 PM
Once this technology reaches the female sex-toy market we're all doomed.

But it will reach the male sex toy market at the same time...

KurtCobain
07-06-2010, 06:18 PM
But did they stop that oil leak yet?

CrazyPhuD
07-06-2010, 06:29 PM
But did they stop that oil leak yet?

They ran out of sex toys to shoot into the well head now.

Zebedee DuBois
07-06-2010, 06:30 PM
Can you get those diamond anvils from Acme mail order?

BWillie
07-06-2010, 07:14 PM
Tony Stark is gonna be piiiiiisssseed

listopencil
07-06-2010, 10:29 PM
How do you recharge it?

Rain Man
07-06-2010, 10:47 PM
How do you recharge it?


Sounds like maybe you step on it with a million atmospheres of pressure.

ForeverChiefs58
07-06-2010, 11:32 PM
more like a glam-rock band (diamond anvils)

david lee roth (diamond dave) could be the lead singer.

ForeverChiefs58
07-06-2010, 11:35 PM
How do you recharge it?

plug it in and leave it for a week, then it will be fully charged. oh yeah, be carefull not to overcharge it or you could turn back time.

Param
07-06-2010, 11:36 PM
damn, we really aren't going anywhere in the foreseeable future until we build a warp drive.

listopencil
07-06-2010, 11:52 PM
Sounds like maybe you step on it with a million atmospheres of pressure.

Hmmm. This battery=fail.