The $9 computer wants you. CHIP heats up on Kickstarter
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.
For batteries, one material does it all
Engineers at the University of Maryland have created a battery that is made entirely out of one material, which can both move electricity and store it.
Chemists discover key reaction mechanism behind the highly touted sodium-oxygen battery
Chemists at the University of Waterloo have discovered the key reaction that takes place in sodium-air batteries that could pave the way for development of the so-called holy grail of electrochemical energy ...
GoSun solar grill offers a greener way to barbecue
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 ...
Chemistry student makes sun harvest breakthrough
The sun is a huge source of energy. In just one hour, Earth is hit by so much sunshine that humankind could cover its energy needs for an entire year, if only we knew how to harvest and save it. But storing ...
Physicists precisely measure interaction between atoms and carbon surfaces
Physicists at the University of Washington have conducted the most precise and controlled measurements yet of the interaction between the atoms and molecules that comprise air and the type of carbon surface ...
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 ...
Mechanism for aprotic sodium-air batteries
New 'designer carbon' boosts battery performance
Stanford University scientists have created a new carbon material that significantly boosts the performance of energy-storage technologies. Their results are featured on the cover of the journal ACS Central Sc ...
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 ...
GM cuts 2016 Volt plug-in hybrid car price by almost $1,200
General Motors is knocking nearly $1,200 off the price of the 2016 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid car.
The history and development of batteries
Batteries are so ubiquitous today that they're almost invisible to us. Yet they are a remarkable invention with a long and storied history, and an equally exciting future.