Underwater Giant Balloons to Store Compressed Air From Wind Farms

Over the past few years we have been witnessing incredible developments in the world of renewable energy generation. Unfortunately, while new solar cells, wind...

New Siemens Technology Recharges EV Batteries in Just Six Minutes

The new charging technology works by raising charging power to as much as 300 kW, so the batteries can be recharged on the go.

Researchers Study How Electric Car Batteries Could Get Second Life After Losing Capacity

Officially, car batteries are supposed to have a life span of 8 to 10 years, or at least that's what engineers are trying to achieve. They do have to admit that charge after charge, the battery is not the same any longer: for example, the Chevrolet Volt's battery will probably lose about 60 to 65% of its initial capacity, according to GM.

Lithium-ion Battery Life Improved by Silicon Beads

The latest innovation in silicon-based lithium-ion battery technology is much more resilient and can boosts energy density. Silicon-nano beads, designed by researchers at the University...

New Electrolyte Promises Better Magnesium-Sulfur Batteries

Myths and legends say that magnesium-sulfur hold the key to better and cheaper energy storage. New research from the German Karlsruhe Institute of Technology's...
Boeing 787 Dreamliner - One of Fifty

Improved Battery Packs Test-Flown on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Will FAA Approve?

After fires aboard at least two Boeing 787 Dreamliner passenger aircraft, the entire fleet of fifty has been grounded since January. The advanced-technology Boeing 787...

Genetically Modified Virus Boosts Efficiency of Lithium-Air Batteries

Scientists claim that genetically modified viruses, used in the process of nanowires production, could boost the efficiency of lithium-air batteries, bringing the field one...
Hybrid Electric Vehicle Race Car, Powered by Supercapacitor

The Electric Vehicle of the Future Could be Powered by Supercapacitors

Energy can be stored in a number of ways, from pumped hydro to supercapacitors, but you’d be unlikely to engineer pumped-hydro energy storage into...

Active Dual Functioning Electrolyte Boosts Capacity and Extends Life of Batteries

Scientists and engineers have been trying to improve the capacity and extend the life-span of conventional batteries ever since their initial creation. We often...