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Battery Fuelled by Air

Research by the Universities of St Andrews, Newcastle and Strathclyde has discovered that replacing a component of a traditional lithium cobalt oxide with a porous carbon component makes a battery that is lighter and that they believe can last up to 10 times longer. Oxygen reacts with the porous carbon to continually charge the battery.

In the future, they believe this technology could be used for electric cars, and available to consumers in as little as 5 years.

Blog by Peter Walsh