So on their way to creating greener mobiles for us to use, the NEC Corporation in the US, have just announced that its boffins have come up with a new kind of bioplastic made from cashew nut shells. Which is why they are boffins I guess, as I can think of absolutely no use for a cashew nut shells but apparently they are high in Kardanol.
Hurrah, so now it’s not only a low cost natural and futuristic concept phone material that is environmentally friendly, its a renewable resource (unlike oil) that’s fully biodegradable.
Eco magnesium Eco M was developed by the Korea Institute of Industrial Technology (KITECH). Without any loss of structural quality, eco- magnesium creates almost no sulphur hexafluoride (SF6), this is one of the most potent greenhouse gas ever encountered. By using the new material, the greenhouse gas emissions potentially could be reduced by a factor of 24,000. Or to put that in layman terms that’s the equivalent of 4kg less CO2 for every handset
Young and Sang-Woo have created a field of nanowires using two electrodes. When the device was blasted with sound waves, they generated a mild electrical current of about 50 millivolts. Which is very low to what you actually need to charge a mobile phone.
Future Battery Technology Options
Also, power of the future could be sodium batteries instead of using lithium, which could save a lot of rare earth mining for the earth’s crust.