Solar camera strap could put an end to dead dSLR batteries
Review: Use power outlets as a Wi-Fi alternative
(AP) -- Setting up a Wi-Fi network at home has gotten much easier, yet the process can still be daunting. Or the wireless signal won't reach everywhere. A good alternative that has gotten little attention ...
Startup turns carbon dioxide into fuels
(Phys.org) -- Ask Andrew Bocarsly about the innovation behind Liquid Light, a New Jersey startup company that turns carbon dioxide into fuels and industrial chemicals, and the Princeton University chemistry ...
Experimental smart outlet brings flexibility, resiliency to grid architecture
(PhysOrg.com) -- Sandia National Laboratories has developed an experimental "smart outlet" that autonomously measures, monitors and controls electrical loads with no connection to a centralized computer or ...
Challenges to grow with electric cars' sales: Aging grid needs to handle more power
President Barack Obama and others are calling for a boom in electric vehicle production, which seems simple enough on the surface: Build the cars and plug them in. If only it were that easy.
Stretchable lithium-ion battery can twist, bend, return to normal shape (w/ Video)
(Phys.org)—Northwestern University's Yonggang Huang and the University of Illinois' John A. Rogers are the first to demonstrate a stretchable lithium-ion battery—a flexible device capable of powering ...
Diagnosing advanced batteries for a longer life
(PhysOrg.com) -- Imagine a battery that truly does keep on going and going -- and not for just a few years, but close to decades.
GM to launch plug-in hybrid SUV in 2011
General Motors will launch a plug-in hybrid sport utility vehicle under the Buick brand in 2011, the automaker said Thursday.
Mercedes to Produce a Fully Electric Gullwing
Sanyo sets up solar parking lots for electric bikes
Japanese electronics giant Sanyo said Tuesday it had opened two "solar parking lots" in Tokyo where 100 electric hybrid bicycles can be recharged from sunlight-powered panels.
Does everyone think someone else should drive a green car?
The green car market is only inching along in the United States, hampered by high comparative costs and limited ranges on pure electric vehicles, but automakers remain confident their time will come.
How to stay digitally connected in a natural disaster
If you live in a disaster-prone area, you likely have an emergency kit that includes a medical kit, flash lights and extra batteries.
'Authentication Outlet': Electricity use can be managed, consumed on a per-user and per-device basis
In recent years, the situation surrounding the supply of electricity and energy has changed significantly, and this has raised social concern over the impact of such supply on the global environment and our ...
Underwater 'electrical outlets' put in place for cabled ocean observatory project
(Phys.org) -- The first U.S. cabled ocean observatory reached a milestone on July 14 with the installation of a node 9,500 feet deep off the coast of Oregon. Like a giant electrical outlet on the seafloor ...