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Kevlar-insulated batteries could lead to safer, slimmer gadgets

By Shawn Knight
Jan 27, 2015
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  1. Research regarding new battery technology typically centers on extending battery life or reducing recharge times but that's not the only hurdle we face. While not overly obvious, the lithium-ion batteries we use on a daily basis can be quite dangerous, especially...

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  2. OneSpeed

    OneSpeed TS Addict Posts: 251   +73

    Maybe pack kevlar laced batteries onto a vest, and you have power on the go, with the added feature of entering a war zone.
     
  3. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,149   +1,421

    A new battery technology,.....twitching the eye in distress...
     
  4. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,475   +2,033

    As early as 2017? A lot of thing can change between now and 2017 but unfortunately battery tech isn't going to be one of them. **YAWN** So this exciting so called breakthrough has me jumping down with excitement .
     
  5. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,212   +174

    So many ground breaking discoveries found by Universities. Only a few become solutions put to use. Is that because once the University is paid for it's research, we learn it's too expensive to duplicate the results in a factory?
     
  6. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 843   +331

    Because we need slimmer gadgets.
     
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  7. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,750   +1,105

    most research firms need to show results to get funding the next time around. Universities are free to raise tuition and make students take 'padding' credits. For example, I went to business school and they made me take chemistry, cultural geography and anthropology. Oh, and art history, that was important too.

    Now of course, I have no authority to say whether universities have far looser standards for research funding, but it wouldn't surprise me if they did.
     
  8. One ME professors said that ME students should best learn about the business side of things and also learn about how non-profit organization works. Because of how ruthless non-profit organization are, you can learn many things in finding ways to persuade companies to fund the research and make them a reality for the outside world. Generally companies just are a hard to convince why what you research could benefit the world because they don't give a **** and only care if it makes money rather than how the research benefits everyone. And because of that, a lot of research have promising results but then gets shoved into the backroom closet never to be seen by the day of light again because those students and/or professors just have no idea how the companies operate or how to persuade them.

    "These technology can help everyone around the world. The reason is-"
    "Stop. How are we going to make money?"
    "Well uhh... I'm not sure. I'm only a researcher... but it helps everyone?"
    "I don't care. How can we make money?"
    "Uhh... everyone gets free ice cream?"
    "..."
    *Project canned
     

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