University of California, Irvine (UCI) researchers have invented a nanowire-based battery material that can be recharged hundreds of thousands of times. Scaled up and marketable the tech would get us closer to a battery that would never require replacement. The breakthrough work could lead to commercial batteries with greatly lengthened lifespans for computers, smartphones, appliances, […]

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) researchers have made an unexpected discovery leading to a rechargeable battery that’s as inexpensive as conventional car batteries, but has a much higher energy density. The new battery could become a cost-effective, environmentally friendly alternative for storing renewable energy and supporting the power grid. The team identified this energy storage […]

Researchers at the Laboratory for Organic Electronics at Link√∂ping University, Sweden, have created a condenser that can be charged by heat. The condenser works well enough with enough capacity it can be called a supercondenser. The new design contains no expensive or hazardous materials, has patents pending, and it should be fully possible to manufacture […]

TU Graz researchers with the Wetsus research center in The Netherlands have managed to produce electrically charged water by means of a floating water bridge. The “water bridge” phenomenon was discovered in the 19th century and simply sank into a forgotten oblivion. The researchers at TU Graz, rediscovered the “water bridge” phenomenon in 2007. They […]

Researchers at Lomonosov Moscow State University have developed a lithium ion battery cathode material with a very high charge rate getting down to 90 seconds while retaining more than 75% of the initial capacity. The team also believes the discovery may stimulate the development of batteries where expensive lithium could be replaced with cheaper potassium. […]

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