Storyboard

Surprisingly Simple Tech Developments Could Change Everything Soon

Scientists have devised a new charging protocol for lithium-ion batteries that could double the lifespan of batteries used in smartphones and laptops. The charging method — which gives devices power with a "pulse current" rather than a "constant current" — can extend battery lifespan by many years, the researchers wrote in a study published March 14 in the journal Advanced Material Sciences.

Avatar - Live Science
Curated by
Live Science
    • Technology
    • Science
    • Innovation
    • Problem-Solving
    • Computing
Surprisingly Simple Tech Developments Could Change Everything Soon
Continue to read
5 stories in this Storyboard
    Tired of your laptop battery degrading? New 'pulse current' charging process could double its lifespan.

    Tired of your laptop battery degrading? New 'pulse current' charging process could double its lifespan.

    Using pulse current charging, or a constant current divided with a few short breaks, lithium-ion batteries hold up better over hundreds of charging …

Related articles

More stories from Technology