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Over the last couple of years, our smartphones have become faster and smarter and even weather proof to an extent, but what we haven’t figured out yet is great battery life.
A new study has found out the sand, instead of graphite in anodes is a great long lasting natural source for batteries in our phones. Zachary Favors of UC Riverside gathered a sample of sand from Cedar Creek Reservoir in Texas where it’s very high in quartz (silicon dioxide). After grounding it up and purifying he mixed it with magnesium and salt.
They have already developed a prototype battery and quote that it has the capacity to charge a mobile device three times as much compared to current batteries. Time will tell if the likes of Apple and Samsung will adopt it. Afterall, we all want our phones to have great batteries!