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Why your phone battery gets worse over time - George Zaidan

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Almost all batteries, even single-use batteries, are theoretically rechargeable. That’s because the metals and other chemicals are still there in the battery. So chemically speaking, a dead battery is actually not that different from a fresh one. Then why do batteries die in the first place? And what should you do with them once they’re spent? George Zaidan digs into the science of batteries.

Most batteries, even "single-use" ones, are theoretically recyclable.

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Meet The Creators

  • Script Writer George Zaidan
  • Director Luísa Holanda
  • Narrator George Zaidan
  • Storyboard Artist Luísa Holanda
  • Animator Murilo Jardim
  • Compositor Gabriel Maia
  • Art Director Luísa Holanda
  • Music Gabriel Maia
  • Sound Designer Gabriel Maia
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Produced by Sazia Afrin
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Editorial Producer George Zaidan
  • Science Consultant Sunil Mair

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