The technology world does seem fairly obsessed with fruits, which is why after Blackberries and Apples, we now have a Pomegranate! Researchers at Stanford University were inspired by the juicy fruit and came up with this supercharged anode battery. Developed in collaboration with the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, this battery uses the pomegranate’s unique seed design and is capable of storing 10 times more charge than a standard rechargeable lithium-ion battery!
The Pomegranate battery project could pave the way for more efficient batteries in the future, enabling smartphones, tablets and laptops to stay on for longer. This battery stores 10 times more power than traditional graphite anodes and uses clusters of silicon anodes encased in a carbon shell.
[Via – Inhabitat]