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New material boon for renewable energy storage

Last Updated: Sunday, August 03, 2014, 22:48

A new material could allow more utilities to store large amounts of renewable energy, says a new research.

Coming, lighter batteries with more life

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 12:32

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.

Now, sand-based batteries to power your phone!

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 17:31

Believe it or not, using sand as the key material, researchers have created a lithium ion battery that can outperform the current industry standard by three times.

New high-energy rechargeable batteries developed

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 18:07

Researchers have developed new molten air rechargeable batteries for electric vehicles which have a significantly higher storage capacity than lithium batteries.

Scientists develop new organic, eco-friendly battery

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 12:06

Scientists at USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences have developed a water-based organic battery that is durable and built from low-cost, eco-friendly components.

Speaker that charges your smartphone

Last Updated: Monday, June 09, 2014, 17:26

Speakers for listening some groovy music is fine but a speaker that can charge your gadgets like smartphone or iPad is something that would make your ears perk up.

New tech may turn car chassis, home walls into batteries

Last Updated: Monday, May 26, 2014, 19:38

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

US agency calls for new tests on Boeing 787 batteries

Last Updated: Friday, May 23, 2014, 11:58

The US National Transportation Safety Board said that new tests should be conducted on batteries in Boeing's 787 Dreamliner, after causing two incidents last year.

New lithium battery to make air travel safer?

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 21:30

In view of the increasing concerns about the fire risks that lithium batteries pose to aircraft passengers, researchers have developed a new technology that promises safer batteries in the future.

Flexible batteries pave way for bendable and wearable electronics

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 10:04

Researchers have developed a flexible material with nanoporous nickel-fluoride electrodes layered around a solid electrolyte to deliver battery-like supercapacitor performance that combines the best qualities of a high-energy battery and a high-powered supercapacitor without lithium.

Soon, batteries that `breathe`

Last Updated: Monday, March 17, 2014, 13:08

Researchers have made new progress in developing a "breathing" battery that has the potential to replace the lithium-ion technology of today`s electric vehicles (EVs).

Sugar to power smart phones for 10 days!

Last Updated: Sunday, March 02, 2014, 13:23

Heard of a battery that consumes sugar and can run your smart phone for 10 days? This bio-battery may soon become a reality.