Next-Gen 3D ‘Sponge’ Battery Could Recharge in Minutes, Retain Energy for Days

by Beth Buczynski, 01/03/13

We like to boast about how ‘smart’ our mobile devices and computers have become – but why are we still powering them with dumb batteries? Amy Prieto, a chemistry professor at Colorado State University, started a company that is created a three-dimensional battery with a core of copper foam. Although it’s still in the very beginning stages of development, this incredibly smart technology could lead to batteries that contain two times more energy and charge in five minutes flat.

Read more: Next-Gen 3D 'Sponge' Battery Could Recharge in Minutes, Retain Energy for Days | Inhabitat.

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