Solid-state battery could double the range of electric cars
(Phys.org) —A cutting-edge battery technology developed at the University of Colorado Boulder that could allow tomorrow's electric vehicles to travel twice as far on a charge is now closer to becoming a commercial reality.
Success in elucidating reduction reaction mechanisms of lithium-ion battery electrolytes using the K computer
Researchers from the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), in collaboration with Fujifilm Corporation, succeeded in elucidating, on the atomic level, reaction mechanisms of the reductive decomposition ...
At a Glance: iPhone 5C and 5S vs. older iPhone 5
Apple's new iPhone 5S and 5C and last year's iPhone 5 are alike in many ways.
SustainX builds 1.5 MW isotherm compressed air energy storage system
GM working on 200-mile electric car, exec says (Update)
As automakers race to make cheaper electric cars with greater battery range, General Motors is working on one that can go 200 miles (320 kilometers) per charge at a cost of about $30,000, a top company executive said.
Snake robot on Mars?
The ESA wants its operations on other planets to have greater mobility and manoeuvrability. SINTEF researchers are looking into whether snake robots could be the answer.
A nanoscale glimpse of batteries in action
Lithium–oxygen (Li–O2) batteries are a new type of experimental battery that electric car manufacturers are hoping will address the issue of limited driving range. Unlike the lithium-ion batteries used ...
Sodium-ion battery cathode has highest energy density to date
Mercedes offers luxury S-Class hybrid
Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz is offering a hybrid version of its flagship S-Class luxury sedan that can drive emissions-free—and still provide the kind of pampering and power the pricey brand's wealthy customers ...
Solar boat reaches Paris after crossing Atlantic (Update)
The world's largest solar-powered boat has docked on the banks of the Seine River, its final port of call after a three-month voyage across the Atlantic Ocean to study how the Gulf Stream and climate change ...
A 'sponge' path to better catalysts and energy materials
Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science's Oak Ridge (ORNL) and Argonne National Laboratories, Northwestern University, and Hokkaido University (Japan) have developed a new oxygen ...
Nissan Nismo is smartwatch with driving experience
Researchers produce nanostructures with potential to advance energy devices
New types of nanostructures have shown promise for applications in electrochemically powered energy devices and systems, including advanced battery technologies.
The smoke alarm in your pocket and other winning apps
Ever been woken in the wee hours by the bip-bip-bip of a smoke alarm that wants its batteries changed?