Clay key to high-temperature supercapacitors
Clay, an abundant and cheap natural material, is a key ingredient in a supercapacitor that can operate at very high temperatures, according to Rice University researchers who have developed such a device.
Intel's Haswell to extend battery life, set for Taipei launch
Researchers seek longer battery life for electric locomotive
(Phys.org)—Norfolk Southern Railway No. 999 is the first all-electric, battery-powered locomotive in the United States. But when one of the thousand lead-acid batteries that power it dies, the locomotive ...
New software to provide greater accuracy in measuring battery life
(Phys.org)—Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new technique that allows users to better determine the amount of charge remaining in a battery in real time. That's good news for electric vehicle ...
Never again a flat vehicle battery: Researchers develop early warning system
A flat battery can turn an unsuspecting car driver into an unintentional pedestrian. The fact that vehicle batteries go flat all of a sudden is a well-known problem, but one that can also be avoided in future. ...
Epson develops new low-power-consumption real-time clock modules
Seiko Epson Corporation today announced development of the RX-4035SA/LC and RX-8035SA/LC real-time clock modules - units designed to be compatible with primary batteries, secondary batteries, capacitors (one ...
US battery maker claims electric car breakthrough
A US manufacturer said Tuesday it had developed a new automotive battery which can perform in extreme temperatures, offering the potential to cut the cost of making electric cars.
Smartphone battery life could dramatically improve with new invention
A new "subconscious mode" for smartphones and other WiFi-enabled mobile devices could extend battery life by as much as 54 percent for users on the busiest networks.
Online consumers willing to pay premium for Net privacy, study says
Online consumers thought to be motivated primarily by savings are, in fact, often willing to pay a premium for purchases from online vendors with clear, protective privacy policies, according to a new study in the current ...
Best for batteries: Not too hot, not too cold
(PhysOrg.com) -- Thermal management is crucial in the development of new car batteries; NREL's Large-Volume Calorimeter helps prepare for a surge in electric vehicles.
In winter's chill, cold batteries mean trouble for plug-in cars
Nobody worried about cold-weather performance of electric vehicle battery packs when it was warm outside, but now that Old Man Winter has descended, the problem is beginning to surface. When cars have a range of no more ...