Rosetta's Philae lander sends last-gasp data before 'going to sleep'
Rosetta's Philae lander sends last-gasp data before 'going to sleep'

Robot probe Philae has sent a last minute data to Earth before it ran out of batteries on the comet.

New batteries are safe for children to swallow

 Scientists have developed a special coating for small batteries which can prevent against injuries and deaths stemming from accidental ingestion, especially by children.

Soon, `toxic` Li-ion batteries may be turned into eco-friendly ones
Soon, `toxic` Li-ion batteries may be turned into eco-friendly ones

A new research has revealed that most of the electrolytes that are superhalogens in lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries contain toxic halogens, which on being replaced with halogen-free electrolytes can make the batteries both nontoxic and environmentally friendly.

New plastic to conduct electricity in batteries, solar cells
New plastic to conduct electricity in batteries, solar cells

A new class of electrically conductive plastics may lead to low-cost, transparent solar cells, flexible and lightweight batteries and ultra-thin anti-static coatings for consumer electronics and aircraft, scientists say.

New eco-friendly battery made of seeds and pine resin

Researchers have used a clever recycling strategy to develop a new eco-friendly battery using materials from alfalfa (lucerne seed) and pine resin.

New technology to make smartphone batteries last longer
New technology to make smartphone batteries last longer

A new technology to control energy consumption inside transistors could pave the way for a smartphone that does not die after a few hours of heavy use, says a study.

Now, 'cheetah robot' that runs and jumps across grass
Now, 'cheetah robot' that runs and jumps across grass

Researchers have developed an algorithm that enables their " cheetah robot" to run and jump, untethered, across grass.

How smartphone batteries can last longer

At a time when scientists the world over are looking for ways to extend smartphone battery life, a new study suggests that rapid charging and draining does not damage lithium ion electrodes as much as earlier thought.

Soon batteries to run on sugar

In a breakthrough to develop long-lasting batteries for smartphones and other gadgets, scientists have successfully created a sugar biobattery that completely converts the chemical energy in sugar substrates into electricity.

Coming, lighter batteries with more life

You may soon be able to have a cell phone with double or triple the battery life as researchers have taken a big step towards accomplishing what battery designers have been trying to do for decades - design a pure lithium anode.

New tech may turn car chassis, home walls into batteries

A future in which our electrical gadgets are no longer limited by plugs and external power sources may be closer.

Soon, gesture recognition system sans batteries to control electronic devices

Researchers including an Indian origin have built a low-cost gesture recognition system that runs without batteries and lets users control their electronic devices hidden from sight with simple hand movements.

Soon, batteries that will run on human kinetic energy

Researchers have taken a step closer to capture the kinetic energy of our everyday movements, such as walking, and to convert it into electrical energy.

Here`s future of next gen batteries

Researchers have proposed that new batteries that store energies in air, water or a combination of both could replace the traditional lithium-ion batteries.

Waste sulfur transformed into lightweight plastic for better batteries

A University of Arizona-led research team has discovered a simple process for making a new lightweight plastic from the inexpensive and abundant element sulfur.

Next generation batteries may last 10 times longer

The key to the breakthrough is a tunneling field effect transistor. Transistors are switches that control the movement of electrons through material to conduct the electrical currents needed to run circuits.

Future bio-inspired pacemaker may require no batteries to pump

A team led by researchers have turned a solid element—silicon—and muscle cells into a freely swimming “jellyfish.”

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.