The value of a battery is often considered in terms of its battery life. A battery that never dies? Sounds great. But what about a battery made to die? Old batteries have a big impact on the environment, so one made to dissolve at the end of its life could be a real benefit to the planet. In 2016, researchers achieved just that.
Now You See It, Now You Don't
A Boon For The Planet
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Why Can't You Throw Away Batteries?
Here's a problem the dissolving battery could solve.
How Do Batteries Work?
What goes on inside those little tubes...?
Key Facts In This Video
Count Alessandro Volta created a simple battery in 1799. 00:16
It could be dangerous to connect a single, large battery from one end to the other. 00:53
Batteries become dysfunctional when they reach a low enough voltage. 02:07
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