Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book General > News

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-02-2010, 06:53 PM   #1
SameOldStory
My True Self
SameOldStory ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SameOldStory ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SameOldStory ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SameOldStory ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SameOldStory ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SameOldStory ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SameOldStory ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SameOldStory ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SameOldStory ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SameOldStory ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SameOldStory ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
SameOldStory's Avatar
 
Posts: 3,126
Karma: 66231034
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Trantor, Galactic Center
Device: Galaxy Tab 2 7.0
Power your reader/laptop/MID with diamonds. WHAT?

Yes, diamonds.

Super Capacitor Could Power Phone, Laptop for Days

"If commercialized, the new super capacitor could be fully charged in a second and, coupled to a normal battery, provide enough energy to power a cell phone for weeks or a laptop battery for days."

"The researchers then transformed those nanodiamonds into dozens or even hundreds of graphene layers, all nestled inside one another like little Russian dolls."

Now we need to get the ereader of our choice down below $50 and lower than 3 oz.
SameOldStory is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2010, 07:55 PM   #2
SameOldStory
My True Self
SameOldStory ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SameOldStory ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SameOldStory ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SameOldStory ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SameOldStory ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SameOldStory ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SameOldStory ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SameOldStory ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SameOldStory ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SameOldStory ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SameOldStory ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
SameOldStory's Avatar
 
Posts: 3,126
Karma: 66231034
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Trantor, Galactic Center
Device: Galaxy Tab 2 7.0
OK. Looks like most of you are very good at holding in your incredible excitement.

For the next step we have the Memristor.
Memristor revolution backed by HP
"Memristor memory chips promise to run at least 10 times faster and use 10 times less power than an equivalent Flash memory chip," said Stan Williams, the HP Fellow who first demonstrated the memristor, in a statement by the firm.

Just what will we be reading on in 3 to 5 years?
SameOldStory is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2010, 08:07 PM   #3
HamsterRage
Evangelist
HamsterRage can name that song in three notesHamsterRage can name that song in three notesHamsterRage can name that song in three notesHamsterRage can name that song in three notesHamsterRage can name that song in three notesHamsterRage can name that song in three notesHamsterRage can name that song in three notesHamsterRage can name that song in three notesHamsterRage can name that song in three notesHamsterRage can name that song in three notesHamsterRage can name that song in three notes
 
HamsterRage's Avatar
 
Posts: 435
Karma: 24326
Join Date: Jun 2010
Device: Kobo
I've heard about memristors before. They're cool.

I figure most people's eyes glaze over with the physics and technical stuff so they tune it out.
HamsterRage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2010, 08:30 PM   #4
SameOldStory
My True Self
SameOldStory ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SameOldStory ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SameOldStory ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SameOldStory ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SameOldStory ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SameOldStory ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SameOldStory ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SameOldStory ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SameOldStory ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SameOldStory ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SameOldStory ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
SameOldStory's Avatar
 
Posts: 3,126
Karma: 66231034
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Trantor, Galactic Center
Device: Galaxy Tab 2 7.0
Perhaps you're right. I should have posted it on Paris Hilton's website. I hear that she may have need of a low powered device with an exceptionally long battery life.
SameOldStory is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2010, 01:33 AM   #5
J. Strnad
Guru
J. Strnad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.J. Strnad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.J. Strnad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.J. Strnad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.J. Strnad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.J. Strnad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.J. Strnad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.J. Strnad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.J. Strnad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.J. Strnad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.J. Strnad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
J. Strnad's Avatar
 
Posts: 916
Karma: 3438164
Join Date: Feb 2009
Device: Kobo, Kindle 3, Paperwhite
Does the phrase "ten times less power" make sense?
J. Strnad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2010, 05:08 AM   #6
abigsmurf
Enthusiast
abigsmurf began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 33
Karma: 22
Join Date: Aug 2010
Device: PRS-505
Quote:
When the graphene "onions" are bathed and charged in an organic electrolyte, they can discharge up to 200 volts every second. If the technology is optimized that number could be further increased several times, said Mochalin.
Please... Make the awful science stop... It hurts.

Volts are a unit of force, not a measurement of power or of stored energy. To say a battery can put out 200V is utterly meaningless. You can generate 20,000V just by walking across a carpet in socks.

I'll believe in super capacitors as a viable method when they can hold their charge for more than a couple of days and don't explode violently at the drop of a hat.
abigsmurf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2010, 05:26 AM   #7
Mumin
Junior Member
Mumin began at the beginning.
 
Mumin's Avatar
 
Posts: 7
Karma: 10
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Upper Silesia
Device: Palm IIIxe, HTC wizard
Quote:
Originally Posted by abigsmurf View Post
Please... Make the awful science stop... It hurts.
There's even better: "You need an electrically conductive material for a capacitor [...] said Olga Shenderova, a nanodiamond expert"

Mumin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2010, 05:43 AM   #8
abigsmurf
Enthusiast
abigsmurf began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 33
Karma: 22
Join Date: Aug 2010
Device: PRS-505
I love the way that the article gives the impression that having capacitors with lots of layers is a miraculous new invention. They've been around since 1926!

I'm guessing the reason these graphene sheets are special is that they're incredible insulators, even when when only a few molecules thick, so you can dramatically increase the surface area.
abigsmurf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2010, 03:50 AM   #9
dapriuk
Enthusiast
dapriuk doesn't litterdapriuk doesn't litter
 
Posts: 48
Karma: 160
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: UK
Device: Sony PRS-505, Lenovo X61 tablet PC, Advent Vega Android tablet
Graphine is a sheet of carbon atoms, one atom thick. IE it is very, very thin so you can make capacitors very small or have many, many layers in the same space as today's devices but with significantly greater capacitance.

If Graphene behaves like Graphite then it conducts electricity between atoms in the sheet but not between sheets, so it sounds like an excellent material for capacitors.

... But don't cross the sheets otherwise very big bang.
dapriuk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2010, 04:06 PM   #10
abigsmurf
Enthusiast
abigsmurf began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 33
Karma: 22
Join Date: Aug 2010
Device: PRS-505
It's a very big bang with ordinary capacitors, I dread to think what the bang would be like for capatitors with hundreds of times the energy density
abigsmurf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2010, 05:29 PM   #11
SameOldStory
My True Self
SameOldStory ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SameOldStory ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SameOldStory ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SameOldStory ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SameOldStory ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SameOldStory ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SameOldStory ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SameOldStory ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SameOldStory ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SameOldStory ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SameOldStory ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
SameOldStory's Avatar
 
Posts: 3,126
Karma: 66231034
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Trantor, Galactic Center
Device: Galaxy Tab 2 7.0
I can't wait for the first fool to figure a way to penetrate it with his teeth on YouTube.

Darwin Award time.

Plug Me In

You know you're a hillbilly if you ever had a relative die after saying "Hay, y'all. Watch this".

Last edited by SameOldStory; 09-05-2010 at 05:31 PM.
SameOldStory is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
MID-560 4.8 Android MID - Available... Now (warning - big picture) ColdSun Alternative Devices 1 03-23-2010 11:42 PM
PREVIEW: W1060 MID from Wirelession (known previously as the A81 MID) ColdSun Alternative Devices 39 12-26-2009 06:24 PM
Toshiba E-Book Reader in mid-2010 wallcraft News 1 09-05-2009 02:04 PM
New laptop design with potential as an ebook reader too brecklundin News 0 01-27-2009 01:58 PM
Laptop as e-reader for partially sighted carandol Reading and Management 13 04-26-2008 08:40 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:15 AM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.