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    Since 2020, Hannah is guest professor of the Spiel&&Objekt Master's program at the University of Performing Arts Ernst Busch in Berlin

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    In 2009 Hannah and Mika were both research fellows at the Distance Lab

    Between 2003 - 2009 Hannah and Mika were both students at Interface Cultures
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    Battery 101

    Here are some basic data (size, capacity) of various chargeable, non-chargeable batteries.


    *Maximum discharge current: 3 mA.

    Information Link:
    >> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battery_(electricity)
    >> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_battery_sizes


    Nickel Cadmium Battery (NiCd)

    Created by Waldemar Jungner of Sweden in 1899 which was based on Thomas Edison’s first alkaline battery. Using nickel oxide hydroxide and metallic cadmium as electrodes. Cadmium is a toxic element, and was banned for most uses by the European Union in 2004. Nickel-cadmium batteries have been almost completely superseded by Nickel-metal hydride batteries.
    Voltage: 1.2V

    Nickel-Metal Hydride Battery (NiMH)

    First developed around 1980’s. The battery has a hydrogen-absorbing alloy for the negative electrode instead of cadmium.
    Voltage: 1.2V

    Lithium-ion Battery

    The technology behind Lithium-ion battery has not yet fully reached maturity. However, the batteries are the type of choice in many consumer electronics and have one of the best energy-to-mass ratios and a very slow loss of charge when not in use. The popularity of Lithium-ion batteries has spread as their technology continues to improve.
    Voltage: 3.6V

    Lithium Polymer Battery

    Unlike lithium-ion cylindrical, or prismatic cells, which have a rigid metal case, polymer cells have a flexible, foil-type (polymer laminate) case, but they still contain organic solvent.
    Voltage: 3.7V
    For more detail about Lithium Polymer Battery, see this post

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    2 Comments so far

    1. franco zarra on April 14th, 2011

      salve vorrei sapere dove poter acquistare le pile della 3,7V 130mAh 452026HS10C 090529-02

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