THE POWER SOURCE OF
THE MOBILE AGE
DISCOVERY YEAR : 1817
The red in
a bright red
Lithium, the lightest metal, was also born at
the time of the Big Bang, so hydrogen, helium,
and lithium are actually triplets. But there
was so little lithium at the time, it couldn’t
do much. Today, however, it is an essential
component in both lithium ion batteries and
mobile devices. It’s light, powerful, and easy
to recharge, and it doesn’t really deteriorate.
It can also be found in seawater, so we won’t
run out anytime soon.