Power to the batteries
Better solar panels and wind turbines are important to helping ensure a low-carbon future. But they are not enough. The energy from these intermittent sources must be stored, managed, converted and accessed ...
Turn that defect upside down: Twin boundaries in lithium-ion batteries
Most people see defects as flaws. A few Michigan Technological University researchers, however, see them as opportunities. Twin boundaries—which are small, symmetrical defects in materials—may present ...
Wearables may get boost from boron-infused graphene
A microsupercapacitor designed by scientists at Rice University that may find its way into personal and even wearable electronics is getting an upgrade. The laser-induced graphene device benefits greatly ...
The $9 computer wants you. CHIP heats up on Kickstarter
Na-ion batteries get closer to replacing Li-ion batteries
Self-powered smart window also functions as a self-rechargeable transparent battery
Tesla CEO plugs into new market with home battery system
Never lacking daring ideas, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk is determined to jolt the electricity market.
Half-millimeter-thick battery could be worn in a wrinkle-smoothing patch
Scientists fabricate defect-free graphene, set record reversible capacity for Co3O4 anode in Li-ion batteries
Google Glass and Apple iWatch inspire carbon nanotube fiber batteries
Inspired by humans, a robot takes a walk in the grass (w/ Video)
In a rolling, outdoor field, full of lumps, bumps and uneven terrain, researchers at Oregon State University last week successfully field-tested for the first time the locomotion abilities of a two-legged ...
Ultra-fast charging aluminum battery offers safe alternative to conventional batteries
Stanford University scientists have invented the first high-performance aluminum battery that's fast-charging, long-lasting and inexpensive. Researchers say the new technology offers a safe alternative to ...
Tracking exploding lithium-ion batteries in real-time (w/ Video)
What happens when lithium-ion batteries overheat and explode has been tracked inside and out for the first time by a UCL-led team using sophisticated 3D imaging.