Batteries charge quickly and retain capacity, thanks to new 3D nanostructure
The batteries in Illinois professor Paul Braun's lab look like any others, but they pack a surprise inside.
Advanced carbon aerogels for energy applications
(PhysOrg.com) -- Because of their unique structure, carbon aerogels may be used for hydrogen and electrical energy storage in the future.
Panasonic quarterly profit jumps 24 percent
(AP) -- Panasonic's quarterly profit jumped 24 percent, driven by strong sales of flat-panel TVs, auto components and solar panels that offset damage from a strong yen.
T-Shirt replaces battery: Fiber-based electrochemical micro-supercapacitor
Will we soon be plugging our mobile phone into our t-shirt instead of putting in a battery? This vision is not totally out of reach: the first steps in this direction have already been taken.
'Nanoscoops' could spark new generation of electric automobile batteries
An entirely new type of nanomaterial developed at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute could enable the next generation of high-power rechargeable lithium (Li)-ion batteries for electric automobiles, as well as ...
IBM offers glimpse into the future (w/ Video)
Air-powered batteries, 3-D cellphones that project holographs and personalized commutes are among the predictions of IBM scientists gazing into their crystal balls.
Electric car Leaf's battery 'can be used at home'
Renault-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn has suggested that an electric car's rechargeable battery could be used in the home long after the vehicle has died.
World's smallest battery: Charging makes nano-sized electrodes swell, elongate and spiral
(PhysOrg.com) -- New high resolution images of electrode wires made from materials used in rechargeable lithium ion batteries shows them contorting as they become charged with electricity. The thin, nano-sized ...
Celebrating a better battery
(PhysOrg.com) -- It's 30 years since research by Oxford University scientists led to the development of one of the world's most popular rechargeable batteries.
Gadgets: Gifts for the Apple lover
Having an iPod, iPhone, iPad or laptop is pretty common and the gift choices this holiday season seem endless.
New long-range undersea robot goes the distance
Over the past decade, the undersea robots known as autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) have become increasingly important in oceanographic research. Today's AUVs fall into two groups: 1) propeller-driven ...
Researchers find a stable way to store the sun's heat (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at MIT have revealed exactly how a molecule called fulvalene diruthenium, which was discovered in 1996, works to store and release heat on demand. This understanding, reported ...
The power of planar: Flat sodium-nickel chloride battery could improve performance, cost of energy storage
A redesign of sodium-nickel chloride batteries promises to overcome some of the obstacles long associated with rechargeable batteries.
Juicing up laptops and cell phones with soda pop or vegetable oil?
Scientists today reported development of a new battery-like device that opens the possibility that people one day could "recharge" cell phones, laptops, and other portable electronics in an unlikely way -- with a sugar fix ...