(Via nationalgeographic.com) A multi-disciplinary team at the University of Maryland published research in Nature Nanotechnology journal last week detailing the creation of ‘nanopores.’ Nanopores are described as holes in a ceramic sheet, as thick as a grain of salt that contain all the components a battery needs to produce electric current.  As many as a billon of these could fit in a space the same size as that of a postage stamp.  Unfortunately however, due to the current prohibitive costs of production, commercialisation of this product is likely still many years away.

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The abstract for the research paper can be found here.