Batteries

07.16.15
UW-Madison researchers invent a metal-free fuel cell
07.16.15

UW-Madison researchers invent a metal-free fuel cell

University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have created a fuel cell that uses a molecular catalyst rather than one made out of metal.

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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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05.17.15
Inhabitat's Week in Green: folding cars and an R2-D2 van
05.17.15

Inhabitat's Week in Green: folding cars and an R2-D2 van

Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean te...

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04.30.15
Here's what happens when a lithium-ion battery overheats
04.30.15

Here's what happens when a lithium-ion battery overheats

Lithium ion batteries are practically ubiquitous; they power everything from laptops and cell phon...

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04.11.15
WSJ: Google's X lab is working on batteries that last longer
04.11.15

WSJ: Google's X lab is working on batteries that last longer

Google's X lab is developing better batteries that last longer, according to The Wall Street Journ...

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04.06.15
Stanford's aluminum battery fully charges in just one minute
04.06.15

Stanford's aluminum battery fully charges in just one minute

Lithium-ion batteries have been a boon for the modern world -- they've replaced the heavier, singl...

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03.23.15
Packing peanuts are the key to fast-charging batteries
03.23.15

Packing peanuts are the key to fast-charging batteries

Hate buying some new gadget, only to wind up with a sea of packing peanuts that do little more tha...

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03.16.15
Dyson's new battery tech promises longer-lasting electronics
03.16.15

Dyson's new battery tech promises longer-lasting electronics

Battery research that tantalizes and then goes bust has soured our dreams of longer-lasting smartp...

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03.12.15
Thanks to USB Type-C, external MacBook batteries may finally arrive (update)
03.12.15

Thanks to USB Type-C, external MacBook batteries may finally arrive (update)

If you've been yearning for an external MacBook battery, you might soon be in luck. 9to5Mac report...

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