The Super Supercapacitor

I would like some Graphene with my next Phone

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+24 1. blockedusername commented 11 years ago

Graphene is not a discovery of a new material, just a discovery of how we use that material (graphite) in a different way. Just brilliant.
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+9 2. havix1 commented 11 years ago

I am sorry but I like when the battery goes dead in my cell phone at times.
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-18 3. Kendo885 commented 11 years ago

Hmmm. He neglected to mention that a bank of supercapacitors needed to provide an electric vehicle with a realistic range of say... 2 to 3 hundred miles, would weigh over 10 ton! But hang on. More weight needs more energy to drive it, which means more capacitors, which means more weight, which means more energy required, which means more capacitors, which means more weight, which means...

Back to the drawing board guys. :|
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-11 4. dogfish commented 11 years ago

science is boring, I want magic!
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+17 5. Xionbox (moderator) commented 11 years ago

#4 This is magic-like science.
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+5 6. MajorIdea commented 11 years ago

Forget cellphones! I want a battery pack with these on a Tesla Model S!
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+3 7. fjwjr commented 11 years ago

I got a charge out of that.
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+6 8. Threeme2189 commented 11 years ago

#3 You haven't taken into account that graphene super capacitors are much lighter than their lead battery equivalents.
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+2 9. Spartan118 commented 11 years ago

wait so Im confused: the short opening and end credits make me feel like this was more about the film than the discovery. So is this real or what?
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+5 10. ringmaster commented 11 years ago

Let's pray his dreams become reality!
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+1 11. madmap commented 11 years ago

Samsung, Apple, HTC, Huwai: on your marks and go! Want it now!
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+5 12. loadme commented 11 years ago

#3 you dont get the vision behind the clip, do you? :(
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+3 13. mikeaza commented 11 years ago

I'd like to leap 10 years ahead pls.
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+3 14. moskwiz commented 11 years ago

Why aren't we funding this?!!?!
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-4 15. Kendo885 commented 11 years ago

#12. You don't perceive the problems with this idea do you? Running a tiny light bulb for 5 minutes is vastly different to propelling a car and passengers for hundreds of miles. :(
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+3 16. s1nn0cence commented 11 years ago

He's a scientist and has a mullet. Therefore, I fully trust him. 8-)
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-4 17. krillemaster commented 11 years ago

#3 I hope the stupidity hurts...
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-4 18. Kendo885 commented 11 years ago

#17. You really shouldn't berate yourself.
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-1 19. Thanos commented 11 years ago

First I'd like to say that I like this "discovery" very much. This paired with the "rise" of the Thorium based nuclear energy may, in fact, lead us to a new age where energy and fuels are far less of a concern... AND/OR where technology will make yet another amazing leap forward. At least that is what I'd like to imagine.

#3 #15 Current battery technology is far "larger" (depends on the use-case of course) and heavier in comparison. Which means that if it's possible (and it is) to build an electric car, such as Tesla Model S (or the all-road version), with current battery technology within reasonable weight limits, it will be considerably lighter and "smaller" should this technology be used instead. Unless, of course, they decide to change the technology whilst keeping the same size of the battery, which they might want to do to increase the driving range or some other aspect of car's performance.

Your reaction in #15 indicates that you are under the impression that they will take that same small (? 20x30x2mm ?) piece of graphene (used to power up a LED light for ~5 minutes after ~2 seconds of charging) and attempt to power up a car with it. If that's the case, then be at ease. They are first going to devise some folding arrangement, layering system, possibly even introduce some separative layers and maybe even improved container before it comes to that. Not to mention the charging for the battery of that purpose is going to take more than ~2 seconds... However, in case you were aware of all this, then I cannot phantom why you'd use comparison of these two use-cases to illustrate your point there.

#17 & #18 That was unnecessary...
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-1 20. bella1 commented 11 years ago

Any step forward in electronics can make a huge difference eg like the LDR resistors (light dependent resistors , smart phones have them and thats how your phone dims when you put your phone up against your ear.
Capacitors discharge energy really quickly ,but if combined with resistors and inductors you really can make magic happen :D
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0 21. cameramaster commented 11 years ago

#4. To the uneducated Science IS magic