Research team uses melanin to make biodegradable battery anode
Researchers show how to keep cathode material 'in line' to enhance battery performance
The ever-increasing market for portable electronic devices such as laptops, cell phones and MP3 players has resulted in an equally heavy demand for secondary batteries—more commonly known as rechargeable ...
More power to you: Marines boost energy, lighten load
In an effort to move toward increased energy independence in the field, Marines used a wearable solar-powered system to extend the battery life of crucial electronic devices during a recent field exercise, officials announced ...
Ford, University of Michigan open new battery lab (Update)
Ford Motor Co. and the University of Michigan are opening a new battery research and manufacturing lab that they hope will speed the development of batteries for electric and hybrid cars.
Improving lithium-ion batteries with nanoscale research
New research led by an electrical engineer at the University of California, San Diego is aimed at improving lithium (Li) ion batteries through possible new electrode architectures with precise nano-scale ...
For better li-ion batteries, scientists watch one at work
(Phys.org) —Using x-rays at the National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS), a group of researchers has studied, in great detail, the nanoscale workings of a lithium-ion battery, learning new information about ...
Intel mobile chip strategy could prove costly
Just when Intel Corp. finally is making real progress in the desperate push to get its chips into smartphones and tablets, the tech titan finds itself in a Catch-22.
Research opportunities plentiful for next generation batteries
(Phys.org) —In the opening scene of the iconic movie of the 1960s, The Graduate, Benjamin Braddock, at a party to celebrate his college degree, is given one word of advice for his future: "Plastics." Were y ...
Solar lantern for people living without electricity
Panasonic Corporation today announced that it has developed a solar lantern that doubles as a charger for people living without electricity. With a built-in rechargeable battery to store solar energy during ...
Tortuous paths hamper ion transport
(Phys.org) —ETH-Zurich researchers use x-ray tomography to screen lithium ion battery electrodes and can reconstruct the microstructure in high resolution. This helps to understand the discharging and charging ...
Hybrid ribbons a gift for powerful batteries: Vanadium oxide - graphene material works well for lithium-ion storage
Hybrid ribbons of vanadium oxide (VO2) and graphene may accelerate the development of high-power lithium-ion batteries suitable for electric cars and other demanding applications.
Scientist develops a multi-purpose wonder material to tackle environmental challenges
A new wonder material that can generate hydrogen, produce clean water and even create energy.
Analytical theory may bring improvements to lithium-ion batteries
Researchers have shown theoretically how to control or eliminate the formation of "dendrites" that cause lithium-ion batteries to fail, an advance that if realized would improve safety and might enable the ...
Tech firms aim to wear the future
A wristwatch that reads your text messages out loud, a jacket that heats up when you're cold, eyeglasses that display directions as you walk down the street.