Batteries/Miscellaneous 040611

 (May 2004) NEC Corp. develops battery which stores power in a special resin and can be recharged in 30 seconds. Referred to as a organic radical battery, it can be recharged to the same level of power as that stored in Nickel-metal-hydride so that it can allow the user  of a portable device such as an MD player 80 hours of continuous operation. The battery can also be discharged in a short time, making it useful in applications requiring a large amount of power. NEC is initially interested in commercializing the technology for using the battery as an emergency power source for computers.