Accidental discovery means batteries could last much longer

Engadget reports on research into battery longevity at UC Irvine that could result in batteries lasting significantly longer than current Lithium batteries.

The Engadget article states that the researchers, “…coated the gold nanowire they were using in manganese dioxide and swapped the lithium for electrolyte gel. The gel and oxide fused into a protective sheath around the wire, and voila: the experimental battery completed hundreds of thousands of cycles over a period of three months with no detectable degradation.”