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New Lithium-Ion Batteries Could Significantly Extend the Range of Electric Cars

New Lithium-Ion Batteries Could Significantly Extend the Range of Electric Cars

Range anxiety is one of the biggest hurdles facing electric cars today. For electric vehicles to truly become mainstream, batteries will have to provide a longer range and become much cheaper.

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Toyota Announces Recycling Facilities For Hybrid NiMH Batteries

Toyota Announces Recycling Facilities For Hybrid NiMH Batteries

Toyota is one of the world's leading 'green' car brands, and now they are doing everything they can to ensure their vehicles don't cause unnecessary waste. The company recently announced plans to recycle

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DARPA Funding Batteries Smaller Than A Grain Of Salt

DARPA Funding Batteries Smaller Than A Grain Of Salt

The United States' Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is funding new research that could reduce the dimensions of lithium-ion batteries used in phones, laptops and other electronic devices to the

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Nespresso Batteries Made From Used Coffee Capsules

Nespresso Batteries Made From Used Coffee Capsules

Using coffee to create energy isn't a new idea - we've already told you about coffee powered cars and 'inhalable coffee'. But now one innovative company has even showcased batteries that are powered by

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Contour Energy Systems Designing Batteries That Last 10x Longer

Contour Energy Systems Designing Batteries That Last 10x Longer

Lithium ion batteries may be the battery of choice for electric vehicles such as the Prius, but they'e still severely limited, with some batteries needing a recharge after 100 miles. As such, Contour

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Drained Chevy Volt Batteries To Be Used In Smart Grids

Drained Chevy Volt Batteries To Be Used In Smart Grids

Drained battery disposal is one of the pitfalls of the electric car, however GM is set to give used cells a second lease on life by collaborating with ABB Group, a power grid supplier, to store energy

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Stanford Researchers Develop Bendable Paper Batteries

Stanford Researchers Develop Bendable Paper Batteries

It's finally happened: Now even paper can be "smart," with the help of new paper-based lithium-ion batteries developed by Stanford materials scientists. The bendable batteries could power electronic

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California Man Gets $1.8M to Store Solar Energy in Tesla Batteries

California Man Gets $1.8M to Store Solar Energy in Tesla Batteries

We hear people talking all the time about storing renewable energy. You know the deal - clean energy will never be viable until we can make it storable for those times when production is low due to

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Scientists Unveil Soda Powered Batteries!

Scientists Unveil Soda Powered Batteries!

We all know that if you give a little kid some sugar, they'll have enough energy to be a total pain for a couple of hours. Well, why not charge your gadgets that way too? A group of researchers just

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Brilliant Kinetic Batteries Recharge When Shaken, Not Stirred

Brilliant Kinetic Batteries Recharge When Shaken, Not Stirred

You're out in the boonies camping when suddenly your flashlight battery dies: this could seriously impair your trip! But it's just this kind of situation that Brother Industries Ltd has in mind for its

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Researchers Develop Potato Powered Batteries

Researchers Develop Potato Powered Batteries

Potatoes are good for more than just filling up your stomach on the quick; they're also potential sources of electricity, according to Yissum Research Development Company Ltd. The company, which is an arm

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Cow Brain Protein Could Build Better Batteries and Solar Cells

Cow Brain Protein Could Build Better Batteries and Solar Cells

We've heard about alternative energy produced from corn, switchgrass, and watermelons... but cow brains? Researchers at Stanford are exploring the idea that clathrin, a protein found in cow brains, can

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Hitachi Says it Can Double the Lifespan of Lithium-Ion Batteries

Hitachi Says it Can Double the Lifespan of Lithium-Ion Batteries

In news that could affect everyone from laptop users to electric car drivers, Hitachi announced this week that it has figured out a way to double the lifespan of lithium-ion batteries -- the batteries

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Car Bodies Could Store Energy Like Batteries

Car Bodies Could Store Energy Like Batteries

As battery manufacturers race to produce more efficient lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles, some scientists are looking to make the cars themselves a power source. Researchers are currently

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Algae Could Be the Key to Ultra-Thin Biodegradable Batteries

Algae Could Be the Key to Ultra-Thin Biodegradable Batteries

Algae is often touted as the next big thing in biofuels, but the slimy stuff could also be the key to paper-thin biodegradable batteries according to researchers at Uppsala University in Sweden.

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Harvard Scientists Create Dirt Powered Bacteria Batteries

Harvard Scientists Create Dirt Powered Bacteria Batteries

Harvard scientists believe in the power of the good earth -- literally. A team at the Boston-based college have created microbial fuel cell (MFC) batteries that derive energy from naturally occurring

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SunCat: Solar Batteries Powered by Sunshine

SunCat: Solar Batteries Powered by Sunshine

Designer and inventor extraordinaire Knut Karlsen recently unveiled an inspired approach to portable power that can't be beat for its elegant simplicity: a prototype battery capable of charging itself

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Energy Seed Lamp Powered by Recycled Batteries

Energy Seed Lamp Powered by Recycled Batteries

Although consumer electronics are tending towards rechargeable batteries these days, those ubiquitous alkaline disposables continue to present an environmental problem. Now Sungwoo Park and Sunhee Kim

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USBCELL AA Batteries Can be Charged through USB!

USBCELL AA Batteries Can be Charged through USB!

If you thought rechargeable batteries were a good green idea, the USBCELL rechargeable battery will blow your mind- it plugs into any computer's USB port to recharge. It's a standard AA battery which will

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Artists Rebuild the Berlin Wall for 25th Anniversary of Its Fall

Artists Rebuild the Berlin Wall for 25th Anniversary of Its Fall

The installation will stand as a "symbol of hope for a world without walls" when thousands of glowing spheres illuminate the former inner city line of the Wall for three days. Berliners and visitors

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Enter Inhabitat’s Green Halloween Costume Contest for a Chance to Win a $848 Vanmoof B6 Bike!

Enter Inhabitat’s Green Halloween Costume Contest for a Chance to Win a $848 Vanmoof B6 Bike!

The spirits are stirring, the days are getting shorter, and shadows are stretching across the land - which means it's high time to get started on your DIY costume for Inhabitat's 2014 Green Halloween

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6 Green Outdoor Halloween Decorations to Spookify Your Home This Season

6 Green Outdoor Halloween Decorations to Spookify Your Home This Season

Sure, Halloween is still a few weeks away, but if you're planning to put up any outdoor decorations, it's a good idea to start thinking about your options. Waiting until the last minute to dress up your

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6 Emergency Essentials for Surviving 72 Hours Without Power

6 Emergency Essentials for Surviving 72 Hours Without Power

  The motto "always be prepared" is a good one to keep in mind, but one might not understand the importance of that until immersed in a situation that one hasn't prepared properly for at all.

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Ohio Scientists Invent World’s First Rechargeable Solar Battery

Ohio Scientists Invent World’s First Rechargeable Solar Battery

A team of Ohio State University scientists have invented what they claim is the world's first rechargeable solar battery. The team observed the issues in current methods for collecting and storing solar

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Apple Manufacturer Foxconn is Working on a $15,000 Electric Car for China

Apple Manufacturer Foxconn is Working on a $15,000 Electric Car for China

Many of our readers may know Foxconn as the controversial manufacturer of Apple's iPhone, but the company may soon be known as something else - a car manufacturer. Foxconn has announced plans to build an

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Opbrid’s Groundbreaking Busbaar V3 Charges Electric Buses in Just 5-8 Minutes

Opbrid’s Groundbreaking Busbaar V3 Charges Electric Buses in Just 5-8 Minutes

Spanish firm Opbrid, in partnership with Furrer + Frey has just released the Busbaar V3, a revolutionary new charging system that can power up a electric or hybrid bus in just five to eight minutes. Not

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World’s First Solar-Powered Snowboard Charges Gadgets on the Slopes!

World’s First Solar-Powered Snowboard Charges Gadgets on the Slopes!

Next time you hit the slopes on a sunny day there is no need to worry about your gadgets running out of juice. Snowboard manufacturer Signal -- the company that recently created the world's first 3D

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TEST DRIVE: 10 Things You Need to Know About Toyota’s 2015 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle

TEST DRIVE: 10 Things You Need to Know About Toyota’s 2015 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle

For the past 20 years, Toyota has been working on a vehicle that could revolutionize the way we get around. It's virtually silent, its emissions are so clean you could drink them, and it's finally ready

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6 Reasons Everyone Should Have One of These Awesome $15 Solar d.light Lanterns

6 Reasons Everyone Should Have One of These Awesome $15 Solar d.light Lanterns

1. They Are Tough While I like to take care of the few things that I own, it's impossible to own anything too delicate while living out of a van. Moving from place to place all the time, I regularly

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Rice University’s Carbon Nanotube Paint Turns Any Surface Into A Solar Battery

Rice University’s Carbon Nanotube Paint Turns Any Surface Into A Solar Battery

Carbon nanotubes have been used in everything from energy-free lights to oil spill clean-up technology, and now a team from Rice University has used them to develop a paint that transforms any surface

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