Putting a fuel cell 'in your pocket'
(PhysOrg.com) -- Technology using catalysts which make hydrogen from formic acid could eventually replace lithium batteries and power a host of mobile devices.
Testing smart energy systems
A smartphone is all it takes to turn the heating on or off at home. This might sound like science fiction to the average user, but it is not unusual for the scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar ...
SIM-Drive Corp announces new 'in-wheel' electric car
Fast-recharge '3D' lithium-ion battery prototype could be perfect for electric cars
The next-generation battery, like next-generation TV, may be 3-D, scientists reported here today at the 241st National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS). They described a new lithium-ion (Li-ion) ...
The Artega SE enters the electric sports car arena
Better batteries for electric cars
The breakthrough with electric cars is a long time coming -- not least on account of their key component, the battery. Lithium-ion batteries are still too expensive and their range too limited. New materials ...
Multi-faceted method can benefit study of materials from batteries to classic art
What do lithium ion batteries and 2500-year-old Greek pottery have in common? One answer is surfaces. And surfaces are where chemistry happens.
Lithium-ion battery with new chemistry could power electric vehicles
Wind-powered car completes 3,100 mile test ride across Australia
Toyota shows off its new iQ electric-car prototype
A new type of composite material with peapod structures can help improve performance of lithium-ion batteries
Lithium-ion batteries are used to power a wide range of electronic devices, including computers, cameras, digital audio players and calculators. Tremendous effort has been devoted to the development of lithium-ion ...
Lithium-air batteries' high energy density could extend range of electric vehicles
Using neutron imaging to improve energy efficiency
Neutron scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) are partnering with industry to enhance engine and commercial cooling technologies in hopes of making improvements that will optimize fuel and energy efficiency.
THE INFLUENCE GAME: Safety, trade interests clash
(AP) -- Some of the United States' top trading partners are aggressively fighting to stop the Obama administration from treating lithium batteries as hazardous cargo because they say that would disrupt international ...