A new type of battery developed by researchers at MIT could be made partly from carbon dioxide captured from power plants. Rather than attempting to convert carbon dioxide to specialized chemicals using metal catalysts, which is currently highly challenging, this battery could continuously convert carbon dioxide into a solid mineral carbonate as it discharges.
The world is a big place, but it's gotten smaller with the advent of technologies that put people from across the globe in the palm of one's hand. And as the world has shrunk, it has also demanded that things happen ever faster — including the time it takes to charge an electronic device.
By designing a solid electrolyte that is rigid on one side and soft on the other, researchers have fabricated a lithium-metal battery that completely suppresses dendrite formation — a major safety hazard that can cause fires and shorten battery lifetime.
A new bendable lithium-ion battery that can flex and twist could power wearable devices and one day be used to develop a flexible smartphone, according to Panasonic, which is developing the new battery.
Harvard researchers have identified a whole new class of high-performing organic molecules, inspired by vitamin B2, that can safely store electricity from intermittent energy sources like solar and wind power in large batteries.
Who says playing around is a waste of time? Researchers at the University of California at Irvine (UCI) said that's exactly what they were doing when they discovered how to increase the tensile strength of nanowires that could be used to make lithium-ion batteries last virtually forever, computerworld.com wrote.
US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has defended his campaign manager who has been arrested in Florida and charged with simple battery in connection with an incident happened earlier this month.
The technology that charges batteries for electronic devices could provide fresh water from salty seas, said a new study by University of Illinois engineers. Electricity running through a salt water-filled battery draws the salt ions out of the water.