Batteries

Tesla attempts to patent new method for ‘charging batteries safely’

Tesla is putting continuous efforts into making its battery packs safer. We saw a great example earlier this year when we reported on Tesla setting fire to a Powerpack to test its safety features with impressive results.<p>In its latest effort, the company filed for a new patent for an apparatus and …

Electrek

Tesla battery cell breakdown shows what is inside and difference with Panasonic’s regular cells

There are thousands of them inside the Model S and X yet it’s one of the least understood part of Tesla’s vehicles. While Panasonic, Tesla’s battery cell manufacturers, lists the specifications of almost all its different cells, they don’t release the specs of the custom cells it developed with …

Electrek

New gel-like coating can boost performance of lithium-sulfur batteries

Researchers say sulfur cathodes coated with the new material can be discharged and recharged for more than 1,000 cycles.<p>Researchers have developed a …

International Business Times (GB)

Uranium Battery for Town and Industry Is Urenco's Nuclear Vision - Bloomberg

Urenco Ltd., the world’s second-biggest maker of atomic fuel, is advancing its attempt to supply radically smaller nuclear reactors in order to boost …

Bloomberg

Researchers create self-sustaining bacteria-fueled power cell

While the cell was exposed to sunlight, an initial dose of "food" was added to the chamber to stimulate growth of the heterotrophic bacteria. Through …

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As The US And UK Ban Electronic Items In-Flight For Safety Sake, Here's The Downside

The US banned some electronic items on flights from certain airports in Africa and the Middle East this week and just hours after that, the UK made a …

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Goal Zero’s Venture 70 Battery Pack Brings Portable Power to the Backcountry

As more and more outdoor gadgets adopt rechargeable batteries, keeping them all powered up while in the backcountry becomes more of a challenge too. …

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Oreo, Ontbijtkoek or Orange curd? Google releases Android O developer preview

Google has released the first developer preview of the next mobile operating system, Android O, but has yet to choose its full puddingy name.<p>For the …

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Your Future EV: New Patents Show Electric Tires, Ford’s Oxygen Battery

Trying to decipher our electric future is an uncertain game, but one we still love to play. We’ve already taken one look through recent electric …

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Which Garmin fitness tracker should you buy?

Garmin was an early mover and pioneer in the wearables market when it introduced the Forerunner 201 in 2003 – its first GPS enabled wearable …

Wearable Tech

Electric plane startup steps out of stealth mode to announce plan for 150-seat battery-powered plane

Battery-powered air travel is not currently commercially viable simply because the energy storage capacity of batteries has yet to compensate for their heavy weight. A lot of companies are eyeing the possibility as energy density is improving and we have seen some progress with Airbus’’ E-Fan being …

Electrek

Google unveils Android O – and it promises to finally boost battery life

The first developer preview of Android O has been released to developers<p>Android Nougat, the most up-to-date full version of Google’s mobile operating system, was released in August 2016. Since then it has only reached around three per cent of all Android phones.<p>How to get Android O before it's …

Wired UK

Trump’s Laptop Airplane Ban Looks Historically Half-Baked, But Hides Deeper Motives

Today, the Trump administration announced that inbound flights from certain parts of the world, notably the Middle East, can no longer allow passengers to carry large electronics such as laptops and electronic gaming systems in the cabin. The ban, swiftly implemented in the UK as well, comes due to …

UPROXX

The Problem With Stowing Lithium-Ion Batteries on Planes

A ban on most electronics in the cabins of some U.S.-bound flights may be aimed at thwarting terrorist attacks, but it also raises questions about …

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Pay less for more juice: get half off the 26,800 mAh Zendure power bank

<i>The AAPicks team writes about things we think you’ll like, and we may see a share of revenue from any purchases made through affiliate links.</i><p><b>Ever want a power bank you could run over with your car?</b><p>Well, maybe that’s a weirdly specific desire. But nevertheless, that’s what you’ll get with the …

Android Authority

Here's what the Galaxy S8's 5100mAh power bank accessory will look like

It's fair to assume that the Galaxy S8 will be arriving with a refreshed accessory lineup.<p>It's springtime (for some of us) and just as the flowers …

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How to Get the Most Out of Your iPhone’s Battery

It’s not an exaggeration to say that your entire life is basically on your iPhone, whether you’re mapping the route to an unfamiliar location or taking an important phone call. Which means that it can be highly inconvenient—even catastrophic—when its battery dies on you. Keeping your iPhone charged …

iPhone Life Magazine

New battery technology 3x more powerful than Li-Ion?

Lithium-ion batteries of the type we usually encounter develop somewhere between 100 and 200 watt-hours per kilo, which is a pretty useful measure of …

Videography

2018 Kia Niro PHEV: The Plug-and-Play One

Bigger battery pack, bigger range.<p>Kia has an internal plan to better its overall fuel-economy numbers by 25 percent between 2014 and 2020, and it has been working toward that target with numerous new green-focused models. Following the release of the Niro hybrid crossover—the automaker’s dedicated …

Car and Driver

How to still get work done on flights adopting the laptop ban

WIRED's pick of the tools that will help you work on your phone in-flight on routes adhering to the laptop ban<p>With the news that laptops and tablets would be banned from airline routes to the UK from six countries, workaholics across the globe let out an audible, collective gasp. With PC-based work …

Wired UK

Google releases Android O to developers, promising better battery life and notifications

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EZ Battery Reconditioning

If you are aware of it, you absolutely understand what type of the battery. The fantastic thing is you are able to pick up batteries that you could …

Amazfit Pace GPS Smartwatch Review: Sleek, Attractive, And Great Battery Life

Although the brand isn't very well known here in the U.S., Huami is actually the second largest manufacturer of smart wearables in the world. As …

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Say What Now? 2020 Hybrid Kinetic H600 Charges At 50C, Is V2G/V2V Capable

Hybrid Kinetic H600<p>The Hybrid Kinetic Group unveiled the Pininfarina-designed <b>H600</b> range-extended electric vehicle concept from the Geneva Motor Show, …

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EBN - EBN Newswire - Meeting Major Logistics Challenge: How Global Robotics Manufacturer Optimized Lithium Battery Supply Chain Shipping

Omron Adept Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Omron Corporation, faced a major logistics challenge: How to transfer the entire shipping process for …

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Tesla’s $169 Million Battery Play Is Just the Beginning

Tesla is ready to power some grids. And not just in California or Australia.<p>Last week, Elon Musk wagered he could address South Australia’s energy …

Renewable Energy

Don’t Blame The Batteries For Every Lithium-Ion Explosion

By Tim Moynihan for WIRED.<p>Lithium-ion batteries have been making headlines for all the wrong reasons. The latest marquee moment involved a pair of exploding headphones on a plane. That incendiary incident came hot on the heels of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 (double) recall and major issues with …

The Huffington Post

Researchers show that enzyme function inhibits battery ageing

It has been known in biology for a long time that the excited oxygen molecule singlet oxygen is the main cause of ageing in cells. To counter this, …

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Batteroo Technology Extends Battery Life

I spend at least 7-10 solid hours working on my computer every day. On the plus side, I manage to crank out a large amount of work. On the negative …

Gear & Gadgets

Samsung SDI suspends expansion plans for Chinese battery plant

[<b>THE INVESTOR</b>] <b>Samsung SDI</b> has suspended its plans to add new production lines at its battery plant in Xian, China, amid the local government’s …

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