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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

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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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Nepalese Teen Invents Cheap Solar Panel Using Human Hair

Nepalese Teen Invents Cheap Solar Panel Using Human Hair

Did you know that melanin, the pigment in hair, is light sensitive and can be used as a conductor? Well, that's what an 18 year old in Nepal recently discovered, and is now using human hair to replace

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How Scientists Generate Electricity from a Silk Moth Cocoon

How Scientists Generate Electricity from a Silk Moth Cocoon

Did you know that the cocoon membranes of a silk moth contain trace amounts of several elements such as sodium, chlorine, potassium, magnesium, sulphur, calcium and copper, as well as carbon, nitrogen and

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MIT Researchers: 1 Old Car Battery Can Help Power 30 Homes

MIT Researchers: 1 Old Car Battery Can Help Power 30 Homes

Science recently scored a simultaneous victory over pollution for both recycling and renewable energy! A team of researchers at MIT has come up with plan to turn old car batteries into durable solar

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Could Your Morning Newspaper Also Fuel Your Car?

Could Your Morning Newspaper Also Fuel Your Car?

Although many people now read the news online or on their e-readers, actual printed newspapers are still enjoyed by millions of people worldwide. Unfortunately all those papers add up to a lot of waste at

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California Considers Waiving Environmental Laws to Win Tesla Gigafactory

California Considers Waiving Environmental Laws to Win Tesla Gigafactory

The office of California Governor Jerry Brown has revealed it is considering legislation to ease environmental compliance laws for Tesla Motors in an effort to woo the company to build its first

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Your Future Smartphone May be Charged by Sound

Your Future Smartphone May be Charged by Sound

Imagine walking down Fifth Avenue in the heart of Manhattan while the sounds of the city surround you: the cabbie is honking his horn, the store owner is blasting music, and construction workers are

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Korean Scientists Recycle Cigarette Butts into High-Performance Supercapacitors

Korean Scientists Recycle Cigarette Butts into High-Performance Supercapacitors

There’s no butts about it - scientists in South Korea just found a way to recycle smoked cigarette filters into high performing supercapacitors. Researchers from Seoul National University found a way to

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Awesome Flux Bike Charges Your Gadgets on the Go

Awesome Flux Bike Charges Your Gadgets on the Go

Cyclists are fond of saying, "it costs nothing and makes you thin" but now thanks to Royal College of Art graduate Offer Canfi, bicycles can also charge your gadgets. Canfi's Flux project utilizes

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Tesla Motors and Panasonic Sign $200–300 Million Deal for the First Gigafactory

Tesla Motors and Panasonic Sign $200–300 Million Deal for the First Gigafactory

It's happening! After much speculation, Panasonic Corporation and Tesla Motors have struck a formal agreement over the Japanese company's manufacture and supply of lithium-ion batteries for the electric

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How We Harvest Horseshoe Crab Blood to Save Human Lives

How We Harvest Horseshoe Crab Blood to Save Human Lives

Do you give much thought to horseshoe crabs? No, me neither. But it turns out that without them, we could be in a very precarious position. Horseshoe crabs – or to be more precise, their incredible,

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INFOGRAPHIC: 2014′s Most Promising Alternative Energy Trends

INFOGRAPHIC: 2014′s Most Promising Alternative Energy Trends

Households, businesses, and cities around the world are turning to renewable energy to reduce their environmental impact - but which clean technologies are leading the pack in 2014? This new infographic

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New Kinetic Boots Could Help Marines Shed Battery Weight

New Kinetic Boots Could Help Marines Shed Battery Weight

Military personnel do a lot of marching. And hiking. And running. They move a lot, whether on base or on a mission. While moving, Marines also carry up to 15 pounds of batteries in order to charge all

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Sol Design Lab Installs Awesome Solar Charging Stations At UT Austin

Sol Design Lab Installs Awesome Solar Charging Stations At UT Austin

The students, now-alumni Eric Swanson and Austin Jorn, and current student Megan Archer, received grants from two student organizations to build one solar charging station, build two more, and run

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