Researchers increase energy density of lithium storage materials
An interdisciplinary team of researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and KIT-founded Helmholtz Institute Ulm pushes the further development of lithium ion batteries: The researchers developed ...
Half-millimeter-thick battery could be worn in a wrinkle-smoothing patch
Halifax testing ECG wearable for identity authentication
Apple Watch's six unmatched features
The early reviews of the Apple Watch are pointing in one direction: It should save users a minute here and there, but the fact that many functions require an iPhone to be nearby cuts down on its usefulness.
High power and high safety oxide-based negative electrode materials for Li-ion battery
Toyohashi Tech researchers in Japan show electrochemical Li insertion and deinsertion property of Ti-Nb mixed oxide Ti2Nb10O29 (TNO) at high current rate is greatly improved by vacuum annealing. This is mainly ...
Silk could be new 'green' material for next-generation batteries
Lithium-ion batteries have enabled many of today's electronics, from portable gadgets to electric cars. But much to the frustration of consumers, none of these batteries last long without a recharge. Now ...
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Pilots set for first round-the-world solar flight
The first attempt to fly around the world in a plane using solar energy will be launched Monday in Abu Dhabi, its pilots said, in a landmark journey aimed at promoting green energy.
MH370 report: Underwater locator beacon battery had expired
The first comprehensive report into the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 revealed Sunday that the battery of the locator beacon for the plane's data recorder had expired more than a year before ...
Solar plane revs up for historic round-the-world flight
A solar powered plane aims to fly into history on Monday, taking off from Abu Dhabi on a round-the-world odyssey to promote alternative energy.
Researchers explore longer life cycle for batteries
Lithium-ion batteries are common in consumer electronics. They are one of the most popular types of rechargeable batteries for portable electronics, with a high energy density, no memory effect and only a ...
New imaging technique finds formation of aluminum alloys to blame for next-gen battery failures
Researchers working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the University of Maryland, and Sandia National Laboratories, have for the first time imaged the inner workings of experimental ...
Why your laptop battery won't kill you
News on Tuesday that major U.S. airlines are no longer going to ship powerful lithium-ion batteries might lead some to fret about the safety of their personal electronic devices.