Scientists have been looking for a better battery technology for years, be it a better material or a more efficient energy delivery. It seems a team at MIT might have found an answer.
A recent CNN article reports that a team of scientists at MIT discovered a microscopic energy source based on carbon nanotubes. The team, led by MIT professor Dr. Strano, reported that energy can be generated from these nanotubes, whose size allows a much smaller battery to be made but with the same energy output. A battery made of these tiny tubes have another advantage over the conventional battery – they are non-toxic!