Researchers find a way to convert waste heat to electricity at nano-scale
Erupting electrodes: How recharging leaves behind microscopic debris inside batteries (w/ Video)
An eruption of lithium at the tip of a battery's electrode, cracks in the electrode's body, and a coat forming on the electrode's surface reveal how recharging a battery many times leads to its demise.
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 ...
Falling prices for battery packs may cause a surge in electric car sales
Scientists create quick-charging hybrid supercapacitors
The dramatic rise of smartphones, tablets, laptops and other personal and portable electronics has brought battery technology to the forefront of electronics research. Even as devices have improved by leaps ...
Beyond the lithium ion—a significant step toward a better performing battery
The race is on around the world as scientists strive to develop a new generation of batteries that can perform beyond the limits of the current lithium-ion based battery.
WSJ: Google exploring new day for battery tech
Review: New MacBook brings iPad's minimalism to laptop
From the moment I took it out of the box, Apple's new MacBook looked and felt like an iPad.
Researchers discover N-type polymer for fast organic battery
Researchers at the University of Houston have reported developing an efficient conductive electron-transporting polymer, a long-missing puzzle piece that will allow ultrafast battery applications.
Researchers create first metal-free catalyst for rechargeable zinc-air batteries
Researchers from Case Western Reserve University and the University of North Texas have made what they believe is the first metal-free bifunctional electrocatalyst that performs as well or better than most ...
Ads in free mobile apps have hidden costs for both users and developers, study finds
There's no such thing as free - especially with smartphone apps, according to a new study.
Battery bounce test inaccurate measure of charge
Don't throw away those bouncing batteries. Researchers at Princeton University have found that the common test of bouncing a household battery to learn if it is dead or not is not actually an effective way ...
Goodbye, range anxiety? Electric vehicles may be more useful than previously thought
In the first study of its kind, scientists at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) quantitatively show that electric vehicles (EVs) will meet the daily travel needs ...
SolarCity launches community microgrids with Tesla batteries
SolarCity, well-known for rooftop solar systems, is expanding to so-called microgrids, larger power systems that can be tapped by communities when the power grid goes down.