New Smartphone Battery Goes From Dead To 70 Percent Charged In 2 Minutes, Scientists Say

October 17, 2014 5:05 PM

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New Smartphone Battery Goes From Dead To 70 Percent Charged In 2 Minutes, Scientists Say

A team of scientists say they've figured out a way to supercharge the lithium-ion batteries traditionally found in smartphones and tablets. And all it takes is adding a readily available substance usually found in sunscreen.

The new-fangled battery, developed by researchers at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, can supposedly go from completely dead to 70 percent charged in two minutes. On top of that, the scientists say it can last nearly 20 years before it needs to be replaced.

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