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Battery Technology

News and Information about Batteries and Electricity Storage Technology.

Sep 02, 2015

Battery Technology

Batteries store electricity in a chemical form, inside a closed-energy system. They can be re-charged and re-used as a power source in small appliances, machinery and remote locations. Advances in battery technology may one day help to solve our energy crisis. The articles on this page explore advances in battery power technologies.

MIT Working on More Powerful, Lightweight Batteries

MIT Working on More Powerful, Lightweight Batteries

A team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is working on lithium-air batteries that could help in generating more powerful, lightweight batteries than available currently.

Using Carbon Nanotubes to Produce Electricity

Using Carbon Nanotubes to Produce Electricity

The researchers of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have uncovered a new phenomenon of carbon nanotubes. They found that carbon nanotubes discharge powerful waves of electricity under certain

Nanotechnology Lights Up Batteries and Clothing

Nanotechnology Lights Up Batteries and Clothing

Yi Cui, an engineer at Stanford University, leads a team that may take nanotechnology to the next level by creating paper batteries and fabrics that can conduct energy. At

New Battery Technology Could Lead to Self-Powered Devices

New Battery Technology Could Lead to Self-Powered Devices

The advancements that are being made in battery technology are pretty mind boggling. We are seeing devices that are drawing power from just about every source that is imaginable,

Battery Free is Possible with the Ene Pocket

Battery Free is Possible with the Ene Pocket

Parents everywhere probably just sat up in their chairs reading that. Regardless of whether they are buying rechargeable batteries or getting Duracell batteries when they go on sale at

Ultra-Lightweight, Bendable Batteries

Ultra-Lightweight, Bendable Batteries

Stanford scientists are doing the unbelievable. Who could have thought of ordinary papers as batteries and super capacitors? But Stanford scientists are harnessing nanotechnology to quickly create ultra-lightweight, bendable

Nano-Material May Revolutionize Solar Panels and Batteries

Nano-Material May Revolutionize Solar Panels and Batteries

We are registering good progress in the field of alternative energy. Scientists and researchers are working tirelessly to come up with newer and better alternatives to fossil fuels. Scientists

Waste Heat Could Double Battery Life on Laptops, Cell Phones

Waste Heat Could Double Battery Life on Laptops, Cell Phones

When we utilize any gadget or means of comfort we know that these devices consume energy. But the energy is not utilized by devices. Some of the energy is

Modified Hybrids to be Tested

Modified Hybrids to be Tested

CSIRO is an Australian research organization. CSIRO is working in collaboration with Victorian energy distributor SP AusNet. They both are aiming to evaluate the impact and benefits of plug-in

Dirt-Powered Bacteria Batteries

Dirt-Powered Bacteria Batteries

Bacteria are one of the most abundant organisms on the planet and also one of the most studied. Today, scientists use bacteria for genetics research, antibiotics, and yes! Even

New Hope for Hydrogen Storage

New Hope for Hydrogen Storage

It seems simple but if put it into practice then we can develop real potential for hydrogen fuels. A new method of “recycling” hydrogen-containing fuel materials could pave the

New Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Technology

New Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Technology

Scientists are tirelessly working on sources of alternative energy so that we can have a better substitute for fossil fuels in near future. We know that sunlight, wind and

Air-fueled Battery for Electric Cars

Air-fueled Battery for Electric Cars

A normal fossil fuel car (using an internal combustion engine) only needs the battery to start the engine as well as run the air conditioning system and the car

MIT Completes Virus-Built Nanomachine Battery

MIT Completes Virus-Built Nanomachine Battery

When we watch science fiction, deep in our heart many of us believe that’s how it will remain, a fiction. But few refuse to believe that and turn science

Nanotech Batteries – A New Energy Future

Nanotech Batteries – A New Energy Future

People want to use clean and green energy and live easy on earth’s resources. Many are changing to hybrid cars and using solar panels side by side with conventional

More Efficient Palladium Fuel Cell Catalysts

More Efficient Palladium Fuel Cell Catalysts

This age is known as electronic age. It seems impossible to run life without electronic goods. They are part and parcel of our personal and professional life. We use

Longest Nanowires May Lead To Better Fuel Cells

Longest Nanowires May Lead To Better Fuel Cells

We are searching for the alternative energy which can conveniently be used for our industrial and everyday purposes. Wind, water, geothermal and many other alternative energy sources are good

New Battery Technology Charges in Seconds

New Battery Technology Charges in Seconds

For the successful takeover of alternative energy over conventional sources of energy we need a good battery technology too for power storage. The devices we want to keep on

Toshiba and Volkswagen to Develop Electric Cars

Toshiba and Volkswagen to Develop Electric Cars

European auto maker Volkswagen and the Japanese Toshiba Corporation recently announced their plans to begin working together to develop electric drive units for vehicles. The cars will be part

Plastic Solar Cells For Electronic Devices

Plastic Solar Cells For Electronic Devices

Currently silicon-based solar cells are flooding the market. Industry pundits can foresee a hopeful future for low-cost, flexible solar cells. If we can make solar devices other than silicon

Energy Storage for Hybrid Vehicles

Energy Storage for Hybrid Vehicles

How does it feel to have the best of both worlds? People who are using hybrid cars might have a taste of it. Hybrid technology tries to combine the

The cityZenn – Dream Electric Car

The cityZenn – Dream Electric Car

Till now we have battery operated cars or hybrid cars. Hybrid cars reduce your gas consumption and air pollution. If you are using battery operated cars, you can’t drive

Off-Road Electric Vehicles

Off-Road Electric Vehicles

Frontiers for electric vehicles have changed: 10 years ago or even more recently it was almost impossible to consider an electric solution for all-terrain purposes, now on the market

The Triac: An Affordable Electric Car

The Triac: An Affordable Electric Car

California based company Green Vehicles recently began selling an affordable $20,000 electric car called the Triac. The small but efficient 3-wheeled car has a range of 120 miles and

The Gyroscopic Electric Uno Bike

The Gyroscopic Electric Uno Bike

Canadian Inventor Ben Gulak of BPG-Technologies has developed a wild new green motorcycle that uses gyro technology to stay upright on its two side-by-side wheels. Acceleration is controlled by

Remote Hybrid Helper For Semi Trucks

Remote Hybrid Helper For Semi Trucks

A new hybrid vehicle prototype could make cargo transportation a lot more energy efficient. The add-on system uses a special trailer that provides a power assist on hills and

Ambient Energy Generator Technology

Ambient Energy Generator Technology

Ambient energy generators have the potential to replace battery power as an energy source in a variety of practical applications, particularly in remote locations. Research has shown that it is

New Battery Technology for Hybrid Vehicles

New Battery Technology for Hybrid Vehicles

A battery developer is claiming its technology can extend the range of hybrid electric vehicles. Technology Research Laboratories Inc. (TRL, Research Triangle Park, N.C.) claims its battery technology can extend

Tesla Roadster and the Electric Car Future

Tesla Roadster and the Electric Car Future

Interview with Martin Eberhard, Engineer and Founder of Tesla Motors. The company was co-founded in 2003 with fellow Engineer Marc Tarpenning. Their plans to develop electric cars were met with

Diesel-Electric Hybrid Train

Diesel-Electric Hybrid Train

Trials will start next year on what is being billed as Europe’s first hybrid high-speed train, which can cut emission levels by up to 50%. The system, which has been