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September 25, 2020

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Battery-Free Game Boy Runs Forever

Researchers develop first-ever battery-free, energy-harvesting, interactive device. And it looks and feels like a retro 8-bit Nintendo Game ...

New Anode Material Could Lead to Safer Fast-Charging Batteries

Scientists have discovered a new anode material that enables lithium-ion batteries to be safely recharged within minutes for thousands of cycles. Known as a disordered rocksalt, the new anode is made ...

How Dangerous Are Burning Electric Cars?

What happens if an electric car burns in a road tunnel or an underground car park? In the Hagerbach test tunnel in Switzerland, researchers and tunnel safety experts set fire to battery cells of ...

Scientists Use Fruit Peel to Turn Old Batteries Into New

Scientists have developed a novel method of using fruit peel waste to extract and reuse precious metals from spent lithium-ion batteries in order to create new batteries. The scientists say that ...
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Faster, More Efficient Energy Storage Could Stem from Holistic Study of Layered Materials

A team has developed a novel, integrated approach to track energy-transporting ions within an ultra-thin material, which could unlock its energy storage potential leading toward faster charging, ...

No More Playing With Fire: Study Offers Insight Into 'Safer' Rechargeable Batteries

Lithium-ion batteries are used in various electronic devices. But, they also come with potential hazards, particularly if the battery is damaged or overcharged. This usually occurs because, in its ...

Biomorphic Batteries Could Provide 72 Times More Energy for Robots

Like biological fat reserves store energy in animals, a new rechargeable zinc battery integrates into the structure of a robot to provide much more energy, researchers have ...

Upcycling Plastic Waste Toward Sustainable Energy Storage

Engineering professors and their students have been working for years on creating improved energy storage materials from sustainable sources, such as glass bottles, beach sand, Silly Putty, and ...

Analysis of Renewable Energy Points Toward More Affordable Carbon-Free Electricity

A study identifies long-term storage technologies that would enhance the affordability and reliability of renewable ...

Anode Material for Safe Batteries With a Long Cycle Life

Researchers investigated a highly promising anode material for future high-performance batteries - lithium lanthanum titanate with a perovskite crystal structure (LLTO). Researchers can improve the ...

Battery Breakthrough Gives Boost to Electric Flight and Long-Range Electric Cars

Researchers have developed a new battery material that could enable long-range electric vehicles that can drive for hundreds of miles on a single charge, and electric planes called eVTOLs for fast, ...

Researchers Create a Roadmap to Better Multivalent Batteries

Lithium-ion batteries power everything from mobile phones to laptop computers and electric vehicles, but demand is growing for less expensive and more readily available alternatives. The top ...

New Cobalt-Free Lithium-Ion Battery Reduces Costs Without Sacrificing Performance

Researchers say they've cracked the code to a cobalt-free high-energy lithium-ion battery, eliminating the cobalt and opening the door to reducing the costs of producing batteries while boosting ...

A GoPro for Beetles: Researchers Create a Robotic Camera Backpack for Insects

Researchers have developed a tiny camera that can ride aboard an insect or an insect-sized ...

New Lithium Battery Charges Faster, Reduces Risk of Device Explosions

Cell phone batteries often heat up and, at times, can burst into flames. In most cases, the culprit behind such incidents can be traced back to lithium batteries. Despite providing long-lasting ...

Tale of the Tape: Sticky Bits Make Better Batteries

Scientists use an industrial laser to turn adhesive tape into a component for safer, anode-free lithium metal ...

New Room-Temperature Liquid-Metal Battery Could Be the Path to Powering the Future

Researchers have created a new liquid battery with components that can remain molten at room temperature. Other liquid batteries must be kept at 240 degrees Celsius for their components to stay ...

AI Could Help Improve Performance of Lithium-Ion Batteries and Fuel Cells

Researchers have demonstrated how machine learning could help design lithium-ion batteries and fuel cells with better ...

Nature-Imitating Coating Makes Batteries More Durable and Efficient

Researchers have made use of carbon dioxide in the production of a battery protective coating. In the future, the coating could multiply the battery life and enable the use of new, more efficient ...

New Battery Electrolyte May Boost the Performance of Electric Vehicles

Researchers have designed a new electrolyte for lithium metal batteries that could increase the driving range of electric ...

Researchers Make Next-Generation, High-Toughness Battery Component

By combining a ceramic material with graphene, engineers have made what they say is the toughest solid electrolyte built to ...

Two-Dimensional Carbon Networks

Lithium-ion batteries usually contain graphitic carbons as anode materials. Scientists have investigated the carbonic nanoweb graphdiyne as a novel two-dimensional carbon network for its suitability ...

Engineers Develop New Fuel Cells With Twice the Operating Voltage as Hydrogen

Engineers have developed high-power, direct borohydride fuel cells that operate at double the voltage of conventional hydrogen fuel ...

Using the Game 'Jenga' to Explain Lithium-Ion Batteries

Tower block games such as Jenga can be used to explain to schoolchildren how lithium-ion batteries work, meeting an educational need to better understand a power source that has become vital to ...

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