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Huge batteries offer New York grid added stability

01/11/2011, Lithium ion batteries look set to be no longer the domain of notebooks and other portable electronics in the near future – in fact, a bunch of truck-size battery banks are currently delivering quick bursts of juice to the electricity grid in upstate...

Small Vibration-driven Generator Could Replace Button Batteries

12/01/2010, A Japanese university researcher has come up with a small vibration-powered generator that measures in at 2 x 3 x 12mm only and is capable of churning out 1.56mW of power with a vibration of 357Hz. According to him, the energy density is high enough to...

Batteries powered by potatoes

06/21/2010, We are not going to look at our french fries the same way ever again, not after reading about Yissum Research Development Company Ltd. coming up with a “solid organic electric battery based upon treated potatoes.” Basically, this is a...

Hungry Batteries concept slim down as they get drained

05/21/2010, Designer Mac Funamizu has come up with a rather strange concept – the Hungry Batteries that will come in a traditional form factor, although they will physically end up slimmer and slimmer the less charge they hold. Basically, this is a visual aid...

Hitachi Looks To Come Up With 10-year Lithium-ion Batteries

04/05/2010, Hitachi has apparently come up with a technology that is able to double the usable lifetime of a lithium-ion battery, which will certainly be welcome by all consumers all around. The method that Hitachi uses will extend the life of the manganese cathodes...

Jump To Charge Your Batteries

01/21/2010, This 3C Rope Skipping concept seems to be a similar concept to the Jump Light that we mentioned to you a few days ago, but instead of powering a flash light, it’ll allow you to recharge your rechargeable batteries when you use the jump rope. That...

New technology for safer batteries

11/17/2009, Engineers from the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute have managed to conjure up technology which makes room for a new “separator” which is resistant to external heat and impact. This bodes well for current battery technology, where high...

Evolta robot establishes a new world record

08/10/2009, We kept an eye on Tomotaka Takahashi, the inventor of Evolta, as he was trying get his robot rolling for 24 hours non-stop on the Le Mans race track. Now, it’s official, the robot did pedaled non-stop for 24 hours and covered 23.726km in the process...

HP Recalls 70000 Laptop Batteries Posing Fire And Burn Hazard

05/14/2009, The US Consumer Product Safety Commission has published a recall from HP for about 70,000 laptop lithium-ion batteries that might cause a fire hazard to consumers. “Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise...