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Tue, 26 Jul 2011, 8:07pm #1
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Transparent Batteries For Completely See-Through Devices


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Wed, 27 Jul 2011, 3:45am #2
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And the huge advantage of a transparent battery is...?

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Wed, 27 Jul 2011, 7:03am #3
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Tec wrote:

And the huge advantage of a transparent battery is...?

Perhaps DGDanforth is suggesting the reason no one has seen an EESU is because DW has mastered the art of making them transparent.

* A pig gracefully flitters by, artfully darting this way and that, pirouetting in the sky *

"Wait, is that a normal bus window - or is it DW's demo EESU?!"


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Wed, 27 Jul 2011, 8:06am #4
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Tec wrote:

And the huge advantage of a transparent battery is...?

Because it has not been done yet.


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Wed, 27 Jul 2011, 8:57am #5
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Tec wrote:

And the huge advantage of a transparent battery is...?

Topic Title: "...For Completely See-Through Devices"


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Wed, 27 Jul 2011, 1:28pm #6
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What's next in this litany of wonder batteries I ask myself? Edible ones? Batteries that can extract sunbeams from cucumbers? Ones that run on hot tea?

I suppose if you can't manage increased ED, or longevity, or a wide operating temp or low cost, then these developments can at least take your mind off what's needed for a while.

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Wed, 27 Jul 2011, 2:25pm #7
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Tec wrote:

What's next in this litany of wonder batteries I ask myself? Edible ones?

That does sound useful. I wish I knew how to make them.


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Wed, 27 Jul 2011, 2:38pm #8
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Hmm.

I seem to recall from some time back a sugar powered battery. If I recall correctly this was claimed to have a higher ED than Lithium ones. May have been Sony??

But its gone quiet since. Perhaps it didn't turn out as well as hoped.

Continuing this consideration of edible battaries, I hesitate to point out that diesel engine will run very nicely on vegetable oil such as peanut oil. This is certainly edible, and a tank of diesel may therefore be viewed as an edible battery.

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Wed, 27 Jul 2011, 2:55pm #9
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Interesting.

I remember seeing a transparent pocket calculator some years ago. The only things that were not transparent were the characters on the buttons, the batteries, and the wires carrying power from the batteries to the circuitry.

Now, I'm not sure *why* anyone would want a fully transparent pocket calculator, but clearly someone wanted it badly enough to design and manufacture it!


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Wed, 27 Jul 2011, 3:26pm #10
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Tec wrote:

Hmm.

I seem to recall from some time back a sugar powered battery. If I recall correctly this was claimed to have a higher ED than Lithium ones. May have been Sony??

But its gone quiet since. Perhaps it didn't turn out as well as hoped.

Continuing this consideration of edible battaries, I hesitate to point out that diesel engine will run very nicely on vegetable oil such as peanut oil. This is certainly edible, and a tank of diesel may therefore be viewed as an edible battery.

So would an alcohol fueled engine be considered to have a drinkable battery or do you take alcohol poisoning into account? I guess eating a tank full of vegetable oil would not be too healthy either.

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Wed, 27 Jul 2011, 3:36pm #11
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Tec wrote:

And the huge advantage of a transparent battery is...?

Maybe to squeeze more energy storage into areas of the device that you normally couldn't, such as the displays on phones, tablets, etc.
A solar panel with its own built-in energy storage. Although, the temperature would be a problem.

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Wed, 27 Jul 2011, 3:49pm #12
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Tec wrote:

And the huge advantage of a transparent battery is...?

That it is transparent.

I know that is hard to figure out.

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Wed, 27 Jul 2011, 3:52pm #13
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EEnem wrote:

I guess eating a tank full of vegetable oil would not be too healthy either.

Depends on how much you eat. Actually, I'm more interested in the edible diesel engine Tec seems to be promising. Could it be made out of sugar?


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Wed, 27 Jul 2011, 5:32pm #14
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I'm more interested in the edible diesel engine Tec seems to be promising. Could it be made out of sugar?

Not really, but it doesn't need to be sugar, or cake, or pastry. The edible diesel engine is already here. Remember we all need iron in our diet!

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