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 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
The designers at toilet empire Kohler want to make your poop smell like… avocados. In addition to an entire toilet system, Kohler has come up with a smart seat that can be bought piece meal to transform
Impossible Technology just unveiled a bike commuter's dream - an electric bike that can fold up small enough to fit inside a backpack! The Impossible Bicycle ensures even weight distribution for a
The first attempt at an around the world flight powered completely by solar cells will be setting off from Abu Dhabi in March 2015, according to the team behind Solar Impulse. With a 63 meter wing span,
Toyota Unveils Mirai Fuel Cell Vehicle With 300-Mile Range; Can it Kick-Start a Hydrogen Revolution?
A few months ago we gave you a hands-on first look at Toyota's upcoming fuel cell vehicle - and yesterday the automaker pulled out all the stops and unveiled the car's official name, performance specs,
After Hurricane Sandy, which devastated the East Coast in 2012, it’s more important than ever to make sure you, your home and your family are prepared to weather hurricane season when it strikes—as it
Lightning Packs LLC have created an electricity-generating backpack that can "provide wearable renewable electricity for combat soldiers or disaster-relief workers operating in remote locations."
The Endurance is a PiEV built by high schoolers for just $1,000, and was followed by a solar-powered version. In early 2013, engineering students at Rhode Island's Tiverton High School were given an
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
Normally when a massive factory closes its doors an outlet mall or giant water park pops up in its place. But one former cigarette plant in Concord, North Carolina is turning into something completely
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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