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A team of researchers at MIT set out to "reinvent the rechargeable battery" and succeeded by creating a liquid-flow battery, suitable for electric vehicles that can be recharged as quickly as simply
A cyclist has made the ultimate DIY bicycle -- complete with electric motor, comfortable office-chair seat and of course, a beer cooler. Powered by two car batteries running through a power inverter, the
Researchers at the materials research division of Risø DTU in Denmark are developing a new lithium-air (Li-air) vehicle battery that is lightweight, holds a lot of energy, and could enable car-makers to
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
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
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,
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
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
Ford is working with Xtreme Power to test the reuse of electric vehicle batteries for solar power storage at its Michigan Assembly Plant.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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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