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Giant Fluid Batteries Could Store Renewable Energy for 2,000 Homes

Giant Fluid Batteries Could Store Renewable Energy for 2,000 Homes

A consortium of scientists is developing a new type of large fluid battery that will be able to store enough renewable energy to power 2,000 homes. One of the roadblocks to large-scale renewable energy

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Scientists Developing Heart-Powered Nano-Batteries That Can Charge Your Gadgets

Scientists Developing Heart-Powered Nano-Batteries That Can Charge Your Gadgets

Can you imagine charging your iPod, your phone, or any other gadget with the beat of your own heart? A team of researchers from Georgia Institute of Technology are developing just such a system that

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Scientists Discover that Styrofoam Beads Help Give EV Batteries a Super Fast Charge

Scientists Discover that Styrofoam Beads Help Give EV Batteries a Super Fast Charge

Styrofoam has had a terrible rep with environmentalists for quite some time now, but here's a breakthrough that could change that - well, at least in some applications. According to the folks at Engadget,

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Tesla Chief Bets on Capacitors Over Batteries for Future of Electric Vehicles

Tesla Chief Bets on Capacitors Over Batteries for Future of Electric Vehicles

While Tesla has been on the forefront of electric vehicle battery technology, company chief Elon Musk recently said that capacitors, not batteries, are the future of EV's. Musk told a Cleantech Forum in

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WattsClever Charger Recharges Regular Alkaline Batteries

WattsClever Charger Recharges Regular Alkaline Batteries

If you're like us and have a drawer full of drained alkaline batteries that you've been hoarding just hoping they'll somehow be usable again one day, we've got good news for you! WattsClever is a new kind

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Used EV Batteries Will Help Power Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant

Used EV Batteries Will Help Power Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant

Ford is working with Xtreme Power to test the reuse of electric vehicle batteries for solar power storage at its Michigan Assembly Plant.

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Super Batteries Made From ‘Frozen Smoke’ May be Here Soon

Super Batteries Made From ‘Frozen Smoke’ May be Here Soon

Over the years we've seen batteries made from an incredible range of materials - from mud to coffee to water. However researchers from the University of Central Florida may have found the lightest (and

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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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VIDEO: How to install Voltaic solar panels on your car

VIDEO: How to install Voltaic solar panels on your car

In the old days, if you wanted a solar panel, you had to buy one of those giant clunky things that were not only pricey, but also a real pain in the you-know-what to install. But times have changed,

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Can Tesla’s battery hit $1 billion in sales faster than the iPhone?

Can Tesla’s battery hit $1 billion in sales faster than the iPhone?

The highly-anticipated April 30 launch of the Tesla Powerwall and Powerpack storage batteries has generated a massive wave of interest, with the company announcing just ten days later that they had sold

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7 Easy Tips to Save Water in Your Home

7 Easy Tips to Save Water in Your Home

Did you know that your daily five-minute shower uses more water than the average person in a developing country uses for an entire day*? In the U.S. we have such easy access to clean water that it can

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Tesla’s Powerwall home battery is already sold out through 2016

Tesla’s Powerwall home battery is already sold out through 2016

Only a week has gone by since Elon Musk announced Tesla's new, much-hyped Powerwall home battery, and the company is reporting that they've already sold out of their batteries through mid-2016, booking

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