Lithium

06.18.15
Scientists discover how to make safer lithium batteries
06.18.15

Scientists discover how to make safer lithium batteries

Lithium-based batteries' tendency to overheat and catch fire has been keeping back the development...

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03.23.15
Here's how a lithium-ion battery degrades over time
03.23.15

Here's how a lithium-ion battery degrades over time

Use a gadget with a lithium-ion battery inside and you'll eventually learn that these power packs...

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01.27.15
Super-thin Kevlar layers promise safer, slimmer batteries
01.27.15

Super-thin Kevlar layers promise safer, slimmer batteries

Scientists have spent a lot of time trying to lengthen battery life, but safety and thickness matt...

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07.27.14
Next-generation lithium cells will double your phone's battery life
07.27.14

Next-generation lithium cells will double your phone's battery life

The lithium ion batteries in your mobile devices are inherently limited by the "ion" part of their...

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10.17.12
A123 Systems becomes America's latest EV battery maker to file for bankruptcy
10.17.12

A123 Systems becomes America's latest EV battery maker to file for bankruptcy

Having been riddled with setbacks, including a major recall of faulty batteries supplied to Fisker...

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08.15.12
Korean carbon-coated lithium-ion battery could cut recharge times down to minutes
08.15.12

Korean carbon-coated lithium-ion battery could cut recharge times down to minutes

Anyone who's had to recharge an EV -- or, for that matter, any mobile device with a very big batte...

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05.10.12
NEC's 13.3-inch LaVie Z Ultrabook weighs just 2.2 pounds, brings lithium-magnesium into your life
05.10.12

NEC's 13.3-inch LaVie Z Ultrabook weighs just 2.2 pounds, brings lithium-magnesium into your life

Just in case you thought NEC was done with its PC updates this week, the Japanese PC builder has t...

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05.05.12
New metal mix could lead to cheap, plentiful sodium-ion batteries in gadgets
05.05.12

New metal mix could lead to cheap, plentiful sodium-ion batteries in gadgets

Lithium batteries very frequently power our gadgets, but the material itself isn't common and, by...

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