A Phone Bat­tery that Lasts a Week

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A WEEK OF PLAY­ING MINECRAFT AND STREAM­ING Net­flix? Not likely. The elec­trodes in your cur­rent cell­phone bat­tery con­tain lim­ited places (known as ports) to store elec­trons, those sub­atomic par­ti­cles that cre­ate charge. That might change soon, but not by a lot. In 2011, Yury Go­gotsi and his ma­te­ri­als sci­ence team at Drexel Univer­sity crafted a con­coc­tion of el­e­ments in­clud­ing car­bides, a combo of car­bon and other met­als, to cre­ate a new ma­te­rial named MXenes. It has more ports and routes to them, so the bat­ter­ies can charge in sec­onds. Go­gotsi is work­ing on putting them in phones, so you might be able to add a room to that cube palace with­out recharg­ing.

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