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Electric Urban Commuting

RESOLVE Prototypes Shape Future of Electric Urban Commuting

The future of daily urban commuting could be small, lightweight Electric L-category Vehicles (ELVs) – a cost effective, energy efficient and comfortable alternative to traditional cars...
Glaucoma-Monitoring Sensor

For Glaucoma-Monitoring Sensor Design, Researchers Looked to the Butterfly Wing

An easy-to-use implant sensor for at-home glaucoma monitoring developed by researchers at Caltech and tested at UC San Francisco could significantly benefit patients by...
Smart Microchip

NUS Engineers Invent Smart Microchip That Can Self-Start and Operate When...

The Internet of Things (IoT), while still in its infancy, is shaping the future of many industries and will also impact our daily lives...
water-based battery

Researchers Have Developed a Water-Based Battery to Store Solar and Wind...

Stanford researchers have developed a water-based battery that could provide a cheap way to store wind or solar energy generated when the sun is...
battery

Battery’s Hidden Layer Revealed

Commercially available since the 1970s, the lithium-ion battery is now the workhorse power source in many applications. It can be found in cell phones,...
batteriesvideo

Imec Reaches Milestone for Next-Gen Solid-State Batteries to Power Future Long-Range...

Imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics, energy and digital technologies and partner in EnergyVille, has fabricated an innovative type of solid-state...
lithium-ion battery

Out of Thin Air

The lithium-ion battery has transformed the portable electronics industry and is making inroads into energy storage on the electric grid and electrically powered transportation....
cellular microscopy, proton battery, Liquid metal, Brain Injuries, flowers

All Power to the Proton: Researchers Make Battery Breakthrough

The rechargeable battery is environmentally friendly, and has the potential, with further development, to store more energy than currently-available lithium ion batteries. Potential applications for...
small electronic devices

Stanford Researchers Develop New Method for Waking up Small Electronic Devices

As smartphone users know all too well, a sleeping device can still suck the life out of a battery. One solution for extending the...
battery

Texas A&M-Led Team Doubles Down On Energy Storage With Metal-Oxide Magnesium...

Move over, lithium-ion; now, there’s a better battery on the horizon. A multi-institution team of scientists led by Texas A&M University chemist Sarbajit Banerjee has...
Wearable Electronicsvideo

Columbia Engineers Develop Flexible Lithium Battery for Wearable Electronics

The rapid development of flexible and wearable electronics is giving rise to an exciting range of applications, from smart watches and flexible displays—such as...
battery

Coupling Experiments to Theory to Build a Better Battery

Lithium-sulfur batteries are promising candidates for replacing common lithium-ion batteries in electric vehicles since they are cheaper, weigh less, and can store nearly double...
batteries

Using Crumpled Graphene Balls to Make Better Batteries

Lithium metal-based batteries have the potential to turn the battery industry upside down. With the theoretically ultra-high capacity of lithium metal used by itself,...
batteries

Surprising Discovery Could Lead to Better Batteries

A collaboration led by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory has observed an unexpected phenomenon in lithium-ion batteries—the most...
battery

Evaluating Electrodes: Researchers Identify Concepts to Measure Battery Performance

How do we know if a new battery is good? Batteries that perform well are invaluable to a number of resources that we use...
graphene sensorvideo

Manchester Scientists Develop Graphene Sensors That Could Revolutionise the Internet of...

Researchers at The University of Manchester have devised graphene sensors embedded into RFIDs, which have the potential to revolutionise the Internet of Things (IoT). By...
battery

New Lithium-Rich Battery Could Last Much Longer

On paper, it doesn’t seem like Christopher Wolverton’s super lithium-rich battery should work. For one, the novel battery uses iron, an inexpensive metal that...
electric car battery

Wyatt Tenhaeff Shares ‘Oscar of Invention’ for Safer Electric Car Battery

A safer lithium-ion battery for electric vehicles, developed by a University of Rochester chemical engineer and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has received one of...
nanocompositevideo

‘Graphene-Like’ Nanocomposite Battery Boost for Smartphones, Tablets and Laptops

Scientists have a developed a new nanocomposite material that boosts battery life and improves the performance of everyday gadgets such as smartphones, tablets and...
Piezoelectric Tiles

Piezoelectric Tiles Light the Way for Kennedy Space Center Visitors

New technology that could be used in self-powered smart cities of the future will soon be demonstrated at the NASA Kennedy Space Center’s Visitor...