Small but mighty Xenon flash for mobile phones: Great shots in the dark soon to be a reality
A Singapore invention looks set to equip mobile phones with a built-in, small yet powerful Xenon flash, allowing consumers to take great photos even in low-light conditions.
Exploring supercapacitors to improve their structure
No matter how intimidating their name, supercapacitors are part of our daily lives. Take buses for example: supercapacitors are charged during braking, and supply electricity to open the doors when the vehicle ...
Study paves way for larger, safer lithium ion batteries
(Phys.org)—Looking toward improved batteries for charging electric cars and storing energy from renewable but intermittent solar and wind, scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed the ...
South Korea carries news of bendable, shape-conformable batteries
Sodium-air battery offers rechargeable advantages compared to Li-air batteries
New geometries: Researchers create new shapes of artificial microcompartments
(Phys.org)—In nature, biological functions are often carried out in tiny protective shells known as microcompartments, structures that provide home to enzymes that convert carbon dioxide into energy in plant cells and to ...
Improved performance for solar cells: Highly efficient p-type dye-sensitized solar cell with cobalt-based electrolyte
(Phys.org)—Photovoltaics continues to be an expensive technology. Dye-based solar cells may represent a more cost-effective alternative to traditional solar cells. In these cells, a dye is used in place ...
ROHM demos compact hydrogen fuel cell
Komaba Group reports sodium ion battery progress
Toyota shows off all solid state lithium superionic conductor based prototype battery
Waste silicon gets new life in lithium-ion batteries
Researchers at Rice University and the Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium, have developed a way to make flexible components for rechargeable lithium-ion (LI) batteries from discarded silicon.
Researchers find ordinary pen ink useful for building a supercapacitor
Progress made in building rechargeable lithium-air battery
New ultracapacitor delivers a jolt of energy at a constant voltage
Chemical batteries power many different mobile electronic devices, but repeated charging and discharging cycles can wear them out. An alternative energy storage device called an ultracapacitor can be recharged hundreds of ...