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New approach may lead to high-power batteries

Researchers from Stanford University in the US developed a mathematical model for designing new materials for storing electricity.

New non-toxic batteries could last over a decade

New non-toxic batteries could last over a decade

Flow batteries store energy in liquid solutions in external tanks - the bigger the tanks, the more energy they store. They are a promising storage solution for renewable, intermittent energy like wind and solar.

Scientists develop next-gen, garnet-based batteries to power devices, vehicles

Scientists develop next-gen, garnet-based batteries to power devices, vehicles

The research team also used, for the first time, a technique called atomic layer deposition to place a thin film of aluminum oxide on top of a garnet structure coating the ceramic electrolyte.

New insight may lead to faster recharging batteries

New insight may lead to faster recharging batteries

Rechargeable lithium batteries have helped power the `portable revolution` in mobile phones, laptops and tablet computers. 
 

Superior batteries for laptops, smartphones in the offing

Superior batteries for laptops, smartphones in the offing

Rechargeable lithium metal batteries offer better energy storage capabilities than today's workhorse lithium-ion technology that are used in our smartphones and laptops.

All-solid lithium batteries in the offing

All-solid lithium batteries in the offing

A team of Korean scientists has discovered a new way to develop all-solid-state lithium batteries without a risk of conflagration or explosion.

New tech produces lighter, long-lasting batteries from silicon

New tech produces lighter, long-lasting batteries from silicon

The new silicon battery technology promises a 40 to 60 per cent increase in energy density, which is important for consumers with smartphones, smart homes and smart wearables.

High-voltage, high-energy batteries come closer

Researchers have taken a significant step towards the development of a new class of batteries that could outperform the lithium-ion technology used in electric cars.

Soon, `self-healing` batteries that may never wear out

In a first, scientists have invented a battery electrode that heals itself, paving way for next generation of long-lasting batteries for electric cars, cell phones and other electronic devices.

Scientists develop MRI for batteries

MRI has been extremely successful in visualizing disorders and assessing the body`s response to therapy.

iPod nanos recalled fearing battery fire

Technology giant Apple has launched an emergency worldwide recall of iPod nanos amid fears that their batteries could catch fire.

Now, nano-sized batteries to power mobiles!

An Indian-origin scientist-led team in the US has packaged lithium ion batteries into a single nanowire.

A T-shirt that charges cell phones

Telecom giant Orange has unveiled a prototype of a t-shirt, which uses noise-responsive technology to charge the phone. Louder the music, quicker the phone gets charged.

Batteries to store sun`s heat instead of electricity!

MIT researchers have discovered how a molecule works to store and release heat on demand.

Getting closer toward lightweight batteries

A team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is developing a technology that could lead to more powerful, lightweight batteries than existing ones.

Solar-powered rooftop batteries to electrify homes

Energy-starved India could soon use its abundance of sunlight to power one megawatt (1 MW)-capacity rooftop storage batteries to electrify homes and offices, an official said.

Airwaves likely to power plane, car batteries

Researchers are turning to airwaves to power batteries in airplanes and automobiles.