Power storage buffers fluctuating solar power
Siemens has developed an energy-storage system that can act as a buffer in electrical power grids. The aim is to provide a buffer against short-term fluctuations in output from renewable energy sources. Such ...
NRL charges Marine Corps expeditionary power requirements
Researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Electronic Science and Technology Division are working to help the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) reduce expeditionary energy supply needs and risks and increase ...
Asian researchers create new method for continuous production of carbon nanotubes
A group of researchers from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) have created a new method for producing carbon nanotubes.
Silicon-carbon electrodes snap, swell, don't pop
A study that examines a new type of silicon-carbon nanocomposite electrode reveals details of how they function and how repeated use could wear them down. The study also provides clues to why this material ...
Startup announces big breakthrough for electric vehicle batteries
For years, the electric vehicle industry has been eager to build a better electric car battery: one that extends range while having a longer overall life, is affordable, quick-charging and safe.
Revealing how a battery material works
Since its discovery 15 years ago, lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) has become one of the most promising materials for rechargeable batteries because of its stability, durability, safety and ability to deliver ...
The right recipe: Engineering research improves laser detectors, batteries
Think of it as cooking with carbon spaghetti: A Kansas State University researcher is developing new ways to create and work with carbon nanotubes -- ultrasmall tubes that look like pieces of spaghetti or string.
High-tech companies take on urban design with smart cities
Hitachi Ltd., Toshiba Corp. and other major Japanese electronics makers are increasingly turning their sights toward "smart city" projects designed to create eco-friendly, energy-efficient communities.
Motorized shoes ready to roll into stores
Tired of walking? An American inventor has designed a pair of motorized shoes.
Battery-powered Christmas carol: A trip down memory (effect) lane
(PhysOrg.com) -- As consumers anticipate unwrapping the latest electronic gadget during the holidays, they may not give much thought to how long their shiny devices will last. But it's a topic under significant ...
Panasonic to build Malaysian solar cell plant
Japanese electronics giant Panasonic said Friday it would build a new solar cell factory in Malaysia, as it looks abroad to cut production costs caused by the surging yen.
New technology improves both energy capacity and charge rate in rechargeable batteries
Imagine a cellphone battery that stayed charged for more than a week and recharged in just 15 minutes. That dream battery could be closer to reality thanks to Northwestern University research.
Fluoride shuttle increases storage capacity
German researchers have developed a new concept for rechargeable batteries. Based on a fluoride shuttle -- the transfer of fluoride anions between the electrodes -- it promises to enhance the storage capacity ...
Sulfur in hollow nanofibers overcomes challenges of lithium-ion battery design
(PhysOrg.com) -- Stanford researchers have used nanotechnology to invent a better lithium ion battery cathode.