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Electromagnetic Harvester Charges Batteries by Using the Currents that Surround Us Every Day

Electromagnetic Harvester Charges Batteries by Using the Currents that Surround Us Every Day

Electromagnetic fields are almost impossible to get away from in our modern environment—they come from phones, televisions, radios, power sockets and even from thunderstorms. And while we go about our

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Researchers Develop Safer Solid Electrolyte Lithium-Ion Batteries That Conduct Ions 1000 Times Faster

Researchers Develop Safer Solid Electrolyte Lithium-Ion Batteries That Conduct Ions 1000 Times Faster

Most lithium-ion batteries rely on liquid electrolytes to conduct ions between a negatively charged anode and a positively charge cathode - however liquid electrolytes run into safety problems due to

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Toyota and BMW Join Forces to Create Next-Generation Car Batteries That Run on Thin Air

Toyota and BMW Join Forces to Create Next-Generation Car Batteries That Run on Thin Air

Toyota Motor Corp and BMW AG are joining forces to develop next-generation car batteries that are expected to be more powerful than the lithium-ion batteries used in most electric vehicles. The new

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Toyota Looks to Magnesium-Ion Batteries for Longer Electric Vehicle Range

Toyota Looks to Magnesium-Ion Batteries for Longer Electric Vehicle Range

Battery technology is one of the biggest factors that is holding back the electric vehicle revolution. Many electric vehicles max out at a range of 80-100 miles, which discourages potential buyers. Toyota

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General Motors Repurposes Expired Chevy Volt Batteries to Power Homes

General Motors Repurposes Expired Chevy Volt Batteries to Power Homes

As more and more electric and hybrid cars are sold, there is a growing concern about what to do with the batteries that power these vehicles once they reach their expiration date. General Motors and ABB

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Japanese Scientists Developing Sugar Batteries That Store 20% More Energy Than Lithium Ion Cells

Japanese Scientists Developing Sugar Batteries That Store 20% More Energy Than Lithium Ion Cells

We've all heard that sugar is bad for our bodies, but in the near future, it may just be good for your smart phone. Scientists in Japan have developed a way to create batteries using sugar. A group at

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UK’s National Nuclear Laboratory to Transform Waste Plutonium into Batteries for Spacecraft

UK’s National Nuclear Laboratory to Transform Waste Plutonium into Batteries for Spacecraft

The problem with nuclear energy has always been the radioactive waste that it produces. However the UK's National Nuclear Laboratory has decided to take a large store of waste plutonium at the Sellafield

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New Carbon Network EV Batteries Charge Up to 120x Faster

New Carbon Network EV Batteries Charge Up to 120x Faster

Today's electric vehicles may have much lower carbon footprints than gasoline and diesel powered cars, but the two hours it can often take to charge a lithium ion battery can be a significant

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Scientists Developing Wood-Powered Batteries Made From Paper Waste!

Scientists Developing Wood-Powered Batteries Made From Paper Waste!

Researchers from the Poznan University of Technology in Poland and the Linkoping University in Sweden have been whittling away at the possibilities of creating energy from wood waste. The key ingredient

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Australian Scientists Create Salt-Based Batteries For Affordable Renewable Energy Storage

Australian Scientists Create Salt-Based Batteries For Affordable Renewable Energy Storage

Solar Array Photo from Shutterstock Researchers at Murdoch University in Perth, Australia have developed a sodium-ion battery that could make renewable energy technologies more affordable. The salt

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Gold-Infused Lithium-Ion Batteries Could Increase EV Battery Range

Gold-Infused Lithium-Ion Batteries Could Increase EV Battery Range

Scientists from the University of Saint Andrews in Scotland recently made a breakthrough in the production of EV lithium-ion batteries by adding gold to the mix. The team previously discovered that an

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Purdue Team Tackling ‘No-Sleep Energy Bugs’ That Drain Smartphone Batteries

Purdue Team Tackling ‘No-Sleep Energy Bugs’ That Drain Smartphone Batteries

Are you fed up with your smartphone battery draining by lunchtime? Especially when you're not even using it? Well, a team from Purdue University have set out to tackle this problem by proposing a method

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Toyota Unveils New RAV4 EV Featuring Tesla Batteries and Motor

Toyota Unveils New RAV4 EV Featuring Tesla Batteries and Motor

Toyota has officially unveiled the second-generation 2012 RAV4 EV at the Electric Vehicle Symposium in Los Angeles. Unlike the first RAV4 EV, the second-generation is noteworthy because it gets its

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Decorated Nanowires Could Lead To More Efficient Batteries and Solar Cells

Decorated Nanowires Could Lead To More Efficient Batteries and Solar Cells

Engineers at Stanford University appear to have come up with a way to make solar cells and batteries more efficient by "decorating" nanowires with chains of nanoparticles. The process has been likened to

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“Brown Liqour” Could Replace Rare Metals in Batteries

“Brown Liqour” Could Replace Rare Metals in Batteries

For decades, paper mills have long used a thick sticky byproduct of the wood-pulping process—"Brown Liqour"— as a combustible fuel to keep the mills in motion. Now a collaborative research project by

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Ultra-Thin Batteries Could Power Displays On Credit Cards

Ultra-Thin Batteries Could Power Displays On Credit Cards

Have you ever looked at your debit or credit card and wondered what your balance was? Well, rather than going to an ATM or checking your online statement, ultra-thin batteries could potentially allow for

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Extraterrestrial Microbes Could Double the Output Of Bacteria Batteries

Extraterrestrial Microbes Could Double the Output Of Bacteria Batteries

Bacteria and microbes have long been discussed as potential renewable power sources, like microbial fuel cells using bacteria to convert organic compounds directly into electricity by a process known as

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General Motors to Make Structural Changes to Chevy Volt Batteries To Ease Fire Fears

General Motors to Make Structural Changes to Chevy Volt Batteries To Ease Fire Fears

General Motors announced yesterday that they'll be making enhancements on all Chevy Volts currently on the road in an effort to allay fears that Volt batteries will catch on fire after severe crashes. The

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Fisker Replaces Almost All Of Its Faulty Karma Batteries in a Speedy Fashion

Fisker Replaces Almost All Of Its Faulty Karma Batteries in a Speedy Fashion

Two weeks ago, Fisker Automotive and their battery supplier A123 announced to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that the lithium ion batteries used in their Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid

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Fisker Karma Batteries Pose Safety Issues, Fix is in the Works

Fisker Karma Batteries Pose Safety Issues, Fix is in the Works

A123, the battery manufacturer that supplies power packs to Fisker Automotive, has admitted that some batteries installed in the Karma may malfunction due to misaligned hose clamps. The hose clamps could

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earthCell Batteries Provide Exceptional Power with Zero Waste

earthCell Batteries Provide Exceptional Power with Zero Waste

Each year consumers in the US throw away about 3 billion batteries. If you were to string 3 billion batteries end to end, they would wrap around the entire earth 4 times! Battery waste has also been

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BMW and Toyota May Team Up to Create the Next Generation of Lithium-Ion Batteries

BMW and Toyota May Team Up to Create the Next Generation of Lithium-Ion Batteries

The rumor mill is hot this week with news that BMW and Toyota are about to announce a partnership to research the next generation of lithium-ion batteries for electric cars. If this partnership comes to

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New Graphene Lithium-Air Batteries Increase Energy Density and Decrease Costs

New Graphene Lithium-Air Batteries Increase Energy Density and Decrease Costs

In a not so distant future the concept of electric vehicle range anxiety may completely disappear thanks to research by laboratories across the nation. Technology took a step closer to that future today

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Northwestern University Researchers Create Breakthrough Batteries That Could Give EVs 500 Mile Range, 10 Minute Charge Time

Northwestern University Researchers Create Breakthrough Batteries That Could Give EVs 500 Mile Range, 10 Minute Charge Time

Researchers led by professor Harold Kung at Northwestern University have just developed a breakthrough battery technology that could allow electric cars to run 10 times longer and recharge 10 times

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New Wind Farm In West Virginia Uses Batteries to Improve Performance

New Wind Farm In West Virginia Uses Batteries to Improve Performance

A wind farm which opened in this week in West Virginia marks an important milestone in wind energy -- the farm is using a battery system to store energy and improve performance. Laurel Mountain wind

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Tesla’s Model S Electric Sedan Will be Powered by Ultra-Efficient Panasonic Batteries

Tesla’s Model S Electric Sedan Will be Powered by Ultra-Efficient Panasonic Batteries

This morning Tesla Motors announced that their new Model S electric sedan will be powered by top of the line lithium-ion batteries provided by the Panasonic Corporation. The collaboration is part of

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Inexpensive, Lighter Jelly Batteries Could Power Laptops and Electric Vehicles

Inexpensive, Lighter Jelly Batteries Could Power Laptops and Electric Vehicles

British scientists have created a lithium jelly that could be used to make safer, cheaper and less toxic batteries. The new gel would replace the liquid electrolytes in common lithium batteries, which

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Poop-Fueled Batteries May Be Available for Home Use in 5 Years

Poop-Fueled Batteries May Be Available for Home Use in 5 Years

Raw sewage stinks, but did you know it is actually a hot commodity? Gaseous wastewater has the potential to be converted into energy-packed biofuel, powering city facilities worldwide. Soon, that noxious

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New Discovery May Lead to Typing-Powered Laptops and Everlasting Batteries

New Discovery May Lead to Typing-Powered Laptops and Everlasting Batteries

Self-powered laptops and everlasting batteries could soon become a reality thanks to a new study from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology that measured a piezoelectric film's capacity for turning

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Car Bodies That Double as Batteries Extend EV Range While Cutting Weight

Car Bodies That Double as Batteries Extend EV Range While Cutting Weight

It may look like any other car, but the battery-powered vehicle in Emile Greenhalgh’s laboratory could just steer us towards the future of electric transportation. One of the most salient issues in

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