Next generation of batteries and fuel cells soon

 A team of US scientists has made a discovery that could dramatically improve the efficiency of batteries and fuel cells.

26 cellphones, batteries recovered in Central jail, Nagpur

About 26 mobile phones along with batteries were recovered in Central jail, Nagpur.

Now, energy-generating cloth that may make batteries in wearable devices history

Scientists may have developed a new energy-generating cloth that may make batteries in wearable devices history.

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.

These 'bulletproof batteries' with Kevlar will enable safer recharge

Researchers have come up with new technology of batteries that consists of Kelvar, the tough material in bulletproof vests, so that it doesn't catch fire.

New device to charge smartphone in flat two minutes

An Israeli start-up StoreDot has developed ultra-fast chargers that can charge smartphone batteries in two minutes flat.

Old laptop batteries could power slums in India: Study

 Discarded laptop batteries still have enough life in them to power slums in India and other developing countries, a new study by IBM India has found.

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.