Math Hopefully Going To Make Lithium Ion Batteries More Efficient
Smartphone battery draining to quickly? Some super geeks may be able to fix that problem.
Sometimes students wonder when they will ever have to use math again and get over stressed out over what they feel is a Dominatrix that will not relent. Math isn't for everyone, I get that, but it does do some awesome things. Like for instance, make your Lithium Ion battery more efficient.
Algorithms are being designed by researchers at the University of California San Diego that will have a more efficient way of detecting where Lithium Ions are in a battery, which will in turn give a more accurate reading of battery life and enable said researchers to make better batteries as well. What does a better battery entail? First off you would get faster charging times, like in one instance a charging time of 15 minutes. The cost of making said batteries would go down as well as how long they would hold a charge.
UC San Diego has been given $460,000 for research on these algorithms. That's no small chunk of change...well it is compared to other things like our deficit, but that's besides that point.
I just got a Galaxy Nexus the other day and today was my first day trying it out. Boy did it CHEW through my battery like a fat kid eats chocolate. I really hope that these guys get these algorithms completed soon; I do not need to be buying three or four batteries to get through a day of heavy usage on my smartphone.