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Revolutionary nanowire battery tech can be charged over 200,000 times

A newly discovered method of treating nanowires results in battery technology that can be recharged hundreds of thousands of times.<p>Lithium-ion batteries have enabled a brave new world of powerful wireless devices, but they're not without their limitations. After being charged a number of times, …

Innovative technology to make batteries safe and sustainable

Australian researchers are on the verge of producing a revolution in battery technology, promising to overcome the problems of exploding mobile …

This Dutch startup turns plants into batteries

Imagine a lamp. Any lamp. Now imagine having to water it.<p>Dutch product designer Ermi van Oers created Living Light: plants that double as lights. Or lights that double as plants – whichever way you prefer looking at it. The lights run on electricity generated by bacteria in the soil.<p>Here’s how it …

Protons

Inexpensive new battery generates power with just a drop of saliva

In addition to aiding digestion, it turns out saliva can also power batteries. Researchers at Binghamton University discovered this while inventing a …

Clean Energy

Asphalt-lithium metal batteries fully charge in five minutes

As useful and ubiquitous as they are, lithium-ion batteries are nearing their limits, and it's unlikely we'll be able to squeeze much more juice out …

Sodium-ion battery beats lithium for cost effectiveness

Lithium-ion batteries are the current reigning energy-storage champion, powering everything from phones to cars. But as good as it is as an electrode …

MIT's new flow battery breathes air to cut costs of renewable energy storage

Renewable energy might be clean, but it's not always reliable if the Sun ducks behind clouds or the wind slacks off. To counter that variability, the …

Toshiba's 'breakthrough' battery can charge in six minutes

Toshiba didn't talk about cost per kWh, so it's probably... not cheap.<p>Companies love to claim that they've discovered the Next Big Thing in lithium-ion batteries, and Toshiba is the latest to jump on this wagon.<p>Toshiba announced that its next-generation SCiB lithium-ion battery can take some …

The enterprise technologies to watch in 2016

While enterprise technology has always been somewhat a breed apart from consumer tech, this year we see that consumer tech will definitively set the …

Smart Pills Powered by the Body's Chemistry Could Replace Electronic Implants

It might be possible in the next five years with the help of a biodegradable “smart pill” that’s powered by the body’s own chemistry.<p>Imagine a future where electronic implants are replaced with smart ingestible devices. According to researchers, that might be possible in the next five years with …

Edible water bottle to cause a splash at EU sustainability awards

An edible alternative to plastic water bottles made from seaweed has topped the UK round of an EU competition for new, more sustainable products.<p>The new spherical form of packaging, called Ooho and described by its makers as “water you can eat”, is biodegradeable, hygenic and costs 1p per unit to …

Sustainability

Samsung SmartThings hub comes next month with Amazon Echo-powered voice control support

The expanding list of SmartThings compatible sensors, outlets, thermometers, bulbs and more for your house is getting a new controller hub to keep everything connected. Come September, the next gen Samsung SmartThings hub will come available with a few special features in tow:<p>Much like the highly …

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New technology ends finger pricking for people with diabetes – RtoZ.Org – Latest Technology News

It is also good news for healthcare providers as it could provide a simpler and cheaper alternative to both of the current methods – finger pricking, …

The Physics Behind Those No-Stick Ketchup and Mayo Bottles

Call it a character flaw or a virtue, but I'm ridiculously frugal. I hate letting things go to waste—food from a meal at a restaurant, the stale …

Engineering

Google (Google X) has developed a smart wristband that can track your pulse, activity level, heart rate and skin temperature. Unlike the Apple Watch or other wearables, the smart wristband is not meant to be a consumer device, is designed to be a clinical-grade sensor for health research. The device measures pulse, heart rhythm, skin temperature, as well as […]

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11 tech innovations changing medicine

Enormous technological changes in medicine and healthcare are heading our way. These trends have a variety of stakeholders: patients, medical professionals, researchers, medical students, and consumers. They are important because of the impact they will likely have on all of us at one time or …

The 3 Keys To Successful Open Innovation

Much has been written about open innovation as if it were a new idea, or that tech startups are the secret to its success. It’s a lot more complicated than that, and organizations that do it well — like Bayer, Campbell Soup, and the U.S. Agency for International Development — share at least three …

Books All Young Entrepreneurs Should Read

Page: 1 2<p>Reading is fundamental, that’s an old-school mantra that applies to existing business owners and those just starting out. Learning about …

Entrepreneurship

Philips turns LEDs into an indoor GPS for supermarkets

Philips believes that the days of endlessly roaming around a store looking for the right kind of balsamic vinegar may soon be at an end. The company's lighting division has developed an indoor navigation system that enables your smartphone to direct you straight towards the Oils & Vinegars …

Home Automation

Engineers win grant to make smart clothes for personalized cooling and heating

Imagine a fabric that will keep your body at a comfortable temperature--regardless of how hot or cold it actually is. That's the goal of an …

Nanotech

Nine Behaviors That Drive Innovation

Earlier this year the Conference Board released the results of a survey of CEOs to identify their most critical challenges. The hands-down winner was the challenge of human capital, especially leadership. Second was the challenge of innovation. For every region of the world, innovation was among …

Innovation

How To Create A Thought Leadership Strategy That Supports True Innovation

Thought leadership is a common approach for companies wanting to establish credibility within their industry and stand apart from the crowd — and for …

These 10 Innovative Companies Are Improving Lives

The amount of apps, software, gadgets and other technology in our lives is increasing exponentially. Among tools that allow us to communicate faster, games that entertain us, and gadgets that make life a little easier, we are surrounded and consumed by tech.<p>Looking at the new, hyperstimulated …

3D Printing in Health Care: All Hands on Deck

The other day, I came across an episode of The Big Bang Theory where characters were talking about using a 3D printer to make personalized dolls. …

Internet of Things (IoT): 7 steps for success

The Internet of Things (IoT) offers tantalising and practical opportunities for a better world, according to panellists at the recent Social Media …

Hearables - the next big thing in wearable tech

Forget smartwatches and the Google Glass - 2015 may be the year of the ear for wearable technology.<p>"There's some interesting information you can …