You'll soon only have to charge your phone once every three months

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Our smartphones may be smarter than ever, but let's be honest, battery life is always a problem, right? 

If you're not having to charge your phone a couple times a day, you're one of the lucky few, but we have some good news for those of you who do – we are on the verge of an era which will see our smartphones last THREE MONTHS on one charge!

That's right, three months!

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Researchers at the University of Michigan and Cornell have created a special material called "magnetoelectric multiferroic" according to Thrillist. The material has huge potential for environmentalists and tech manufacturers as it will allow computers to operate using just a few quick pulses of electricity rather than a constant stream of energy like the chargers we use today.

What this means is that our devices will need 100 times less energy to run and will last a lot longer before needing to be recharged again.

The publication describes the science behind the material as:

"Basically, the material 'sandwiches' together individual layers of atoms to produce a thin, magnetically polar film that can be switched from negative to positive using a tiny pulse of energy."

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What's more, the code that controls computers, streams of 1s and 0s, will be able to send and be received far more efficiently so our favourite devices will be able to perform their most critical functions with just the tiniest bit of battery. This is how your iPhone could potentially have enough juice to last three months!

One of the lead researchers said we're still a few years away from seeing this happen, but it's still super exciting to think that in a few years we could be able to Instagram for hours and hours without charging?!

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Written By Marni Dixit