Yolk-Shell Nanostructure Design Achieves Staggering Battery Performance

Stanford and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory scientists have used an ingenious yolk-shell design that allows them to store five times more energy in the...

Simbol Materials to Extract Cheap But Precious Lithium From Geothermal Wells

Electric cars produced nowadays use lithium ion batteries. As this market will rise over the next few years, so will the lithium demand, ultimately...

Kept Under Secret: New Type of Super Batteries

Zenn already has a small electric city car with small performances, but they plan to make that car go further and cheaper than it...

New Conductive Glue Enhances Lithium Ion Battery Capacity by 30 Percent

Currently, lithium-ion battery electrodes are made of graphite - we all know their performance. Silicon electrodes, on the other hand, could theoretically hold up...

New Solid State Lithium Ion Batteries As Good As Liquid Ones, And Cheaper

A new solid state lithium battery has been recently invented by Japanese researchers. The cell performs just as well as regular lithium ion batteries, but instead of having a liquid electrolyte, it features a solid one. The advantages are numerous and people have been researching solid electrolytes for the past few years.

Researchers Create New Electric Fuel Cell Powered by Our Own Body

Nowadays everybody's looking to find new sources of energy. All our electronics or gadgets, including laptops, iPods,cell phones need good batteries to keep talking or playing. The truth is that our batteries aren't so good being not much better than the voltaic pile battery invented more than 200 years ago by Alessandro Volta.

LightScribe-Etched Graphene DVDs Making Supercapacitors Better Than Batteries

I never found a true application to those LightScribe-enabled DVD writers, and although I have one in my laptop, I don't remember using it...

How Ceramic Electrodes Could Triple Li-Ion Batteries’ Efficiency

The Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and the Council for Scientific Research have found a way to make ceramic electrodes for lithium-ion batteries. These...

100 MPG Prius with Lead Acid Batteries

Plug-In Supply, Inc has just unveiled the "PbA10" Conversion System last week at the Plug-in 2008 conference in San Jose. Their system is based on the CalCars'Open Source design, and it turns a standard 2004-2008 Toyota Prius into a Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) with an all-electric range of 10-15 miles and improved average mileage of up to 100 miles per gallon (plus 1 cent/mile of electricity).

Thinergy’s New Batteries Redefine The Realm of Recharging

Today's society is heading towards being a more mobile, technology-driven one. The market has been demanding smallerĀ and thinner portable electronics, and manufacturers were able...