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Wood battery might be the future

08/16/2012, I wonder then – if future batteries were to be made out of wood of sorts, then isn’t it more flammable than today’s lithium ion batteries which are used in a myriad of devices? Well, researchers are currently working on a battery that is...

New car battery charges in “minutes”

08/15/2012, In the battery circles, some have argued for years that carbon batteries could eventually steal the show to lithium-ion ones, but so far it hasn’t been the case. A new battery for electric cars which being developed in  Korea may change this as it...

Nissan unveils new battery capacity estimators

07/06/2012, Nissan has just revealed a very useful service for its popular electric vehicle, the Nissan Leaf. The service allows the owner of  Leaf to better gauge whether or not their battery has enough power left to get them to their destination. The service will...

New spray-on batteries could revolutionize energy storage

07/02/2012, Renewable energy has been one of the most researched topics ever since gas and oil prices have begun to rise and people have paid attention to their effects on the environment. Making your home run on renewable energy can be quite challenging and in some...

Paintable battery invented at Rice University

06/29/2012, A battery that can be spray painted? That certainly sounds like quite the novel idea, and it has been implemented by researchers over at Rice University, allowing virtually any object to be converted into an electricity storage device. This particular...

New memory might help smartphone batteries last the distance

06/13/2012, If there is one thing about modern day smartphones that many of us loathe, it would be the lack of battery life on these puppies. It seems as though the amount of juice in your battery depletes rather fast, so much so that by the time you arrive back home...

Super Lithium-Ion Battery from Washington State University

05/22/2012, Researchers over at the Washington State University (WSU) might have stumbled upon a solution that many of us would love to have – the Super Lithium-Ion Battery. The superlative word “super” is used simply because this new discovery is...

Extended battery for HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE arriving early

04/26/2012, Although the Big Red that is Verizon hasn’t launched the HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE, it hasn’t stopped the Taiwanese conglomerate from shipping the accessories that will go along with the device. Two particular devices that currently deserves...

Clams provide battery power apart from being rich in iron

04/25/2012, For those of you who love your clams, perhaps it is time to see them in new light. Apart from being an extremely rich source of iron (although there is also the risk of obtaining a touch of food poisoning in the process if it is not properly cooked and...

NEC to make bendy screens possible with super-thin batteries

03/19/2012, It looks like we’re one step closer to being able to own devices with flexible screens. The folks over at NEC announced that they are developing a super-thin battery that could be incorporated into credit cards or bendable screens. These batteries...

Panasonic EVOLTA robot battery charger

12/28/2011, Panasonic has created quite the icon where robots are concerned with the EVOLTA mascot that represents their range of rechargeable batteries, where this robotic mascot has also completed an Iron Man Triathlon in the process. Well, the old proverb goes,...

PS Vita beats Nintendo 3DS in battery life test

12/21/2011, When it comes to portable gaming, one main point stands out among the rest – battery life. After all, there is no point in having superior graphics over your rivals when the hardware sucks more more juice than a black hole does light. A perfect...

Sony works on paper-powered battery

12/20/2011, Who would have figured out that batteries will be powered by paper one day? Engineers at Sony did, where they recently paraded a bio battery that is capable of generating electricity through the clever use of paper as fuel. This is definitely an...