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 […]

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign researchers show a technology that charges batteries for electronic devices could provide fresh water from seawater. Electricity running through a salt water-filled battery draws the salt ions out of the water. Illinois mechanical science and engineering professor Kyle Smith and graduate student Rylan Dmello’s work has been published in the […]

Ohio State University researchers announced the world’s first solar air battery last fall and now are reporting reaching a new milestone. They’re reporting their patent-pending design that combines a solar cell and a battery into a single device now achieves a 20 percent energy savings over traditional lithium-iodine batteries. The details of the research have […]

Researchers in Sweden and the US have described a method for making elastic high-capacity batteries from wood pulp. Using nanocellulose broken down from tree fibers, the scientists have produced an elastic, foam-like battery material that can withstand shock and stress. Max Hamedi, a researcher at KTH and Harvard University explained, “It is possible to make […]

Researchers at UCLA’s California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) have successfully combined two nanomaterials to create a new energy storage medium that combines the best qualities of batteries and supercapacitors. The new hybrid supercapacitor stores large amounts of energy, recharges quickly and can last for more than 10,000 recharge cycles. In one design at just one-fifth the […]

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