A Phone Battery that Lasts a Week
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.