Supercapacitors

New tech may help charge your smartphone in seconds

New tech may help charge your smartphone in seconds

The design doubles the amount of electrical energy the rapid-charging devices can hold, paving the way for eventual use in everything from smartphones and laptops, to electric vehicles and high-powered lasers, researchers said.

Oct 25, 2017, 14:12 PM IST

Now, 'power paper' to store energy!

Scientists have developed power paper - a new material consisting of nanocellulose and a conductive polymer - that has an outstanding ability to store energy.

Dec 07, 2015, 17:30 PM IST
Used cigarette butts may power future computers

Used cigarette butts may power future computers

Scientists have successfully converted used cigarette butts into a high performing material that could be integrated into computers, handheld devices, electric vehicles and wind turbines to store energy.

May 18, 2015, 15:32 PM IST
Supercapacitors could boost fuel efficiency of cars

Supercapacitors could boost fuel efficiency of cars

Mostly used in windmill blade control, solar energy systems and other niche applications, supercapacitors could soon be used widely in cars and trucks to boost fuel efficiency, says a study.

Feb 05, 2015, 15:17 PM IST
Bonnet-embedded device to charge your car

Bonnet-embedded device to charge your car

A car powered by its own body panels like roof, doors, bonnet and floor could soon be driving on roads.

Nov 07, 2014, 12:57 PM IST

Used-cigarette butts to power your computer!

Scientists have converted used-cigarette butts into a high-performing material that could be integrated into computers, handheld devices, electrical vehicles and wind turbines to store energy.

Aug 06, 2014, 16:47 PM IST

Soon, electric wires to charge your cars, phones

So far, electric cables have been used only to transmit electricity. But soon, you will be able to power your mp3 player, smartphone and electric car from cables that can store energy.

Jun 03, 2014, 17:19 PM IST

Soon, trees to deliver high-power storage devices

In a major breakthrough, scientists have found a novel way to make high-tech energy storage devices from your neighbourhood tree.

Apr 08, 2014, 23:06 PM IST

Nanotechnology may help turn fabrics, paper into lightweight batteries

An engineer has found a way to manufacture lightweight paper batteries and supercapacitors.

Feb 21, 2010, 12:19 PM IST

Nanotechnology may help turn fabrics, paper into lightweight batteries

An engineer has found a way to manufacture lightweight paper batteries and supercapacitors.

Feb 21, 2010, 12:19 PM IST