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?
World's thinnest wireless touch surface (w/ Video)
Bluetooth Smart innovator CSR plc has developed the world's thinnest wireless touch interface to demonstrate the revolutionary potential of the technology for computing interfaces. The flexible device, w ...
ARPA-E awards IIT-Argonne team $3.4 M for breakthrough battery technology
Carlo Segre, Duchossois Leadership Professor of Physics at Illinois Institute of Technology, has received a $3.4 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA-E) ...
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.
Modular battery concept for short-distance traffic
Electric mobility may be economically efficient today. Battery-based electric drives can be applied efficiently in urban buses, for instance. Frequent acceleration and slow-down processes as well as a ...
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 ...
Oxygen 'sponge' presents path to better catalysts, energy materials
Scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a new oxygen "sponge" that can easily absorb or shed oxygen atoms at low temperatures. Materials with these novel characteristics ...
Exploring Google Glass through eyes of early users
Geeks aren't the only people wearing Google Glass. Among the people testing Google Inc.'s wearable computer are teachers, dentists, doctors, hair stylists, architects, athletes and even a zookeeper.
Can you talk? Apple patent calls on iPhone status check system
Review: Haswell laptops deliver on long battery
Just in time for the back-to-school season, new laptops with extended battery life are hitting store shelves.
Titan Aerospace readies solar-powered, long-endurance UAVs
E-paper display powered by NFC from smartphone (w/ Video)
Team unveils foldable micro electric car, Armadillo-T (w/ Video)
Looking for a parking space for hours at a busy shopping mall or being stuck on roads jammed with cars releasing large amounts of carbon dioxide are all-too-familiar scenes for city dwellers.