MIT’s new approach to the design of a liquid battery uses a passive, gravity-fed arrangement similar to an old-fashioned hourglass. The concept could offer great advantages due to the system’s low cost and the simplicity of its design and operation. The MIT team of researchers has made a demonstration version of the new battery. Liquid […]

Take a paper like sheet of the world’s thinnest material, graphene, and blast it with a laser or a camera flash to blemish it with countless cracks, pores, and other imperfections and create an easy-to-make, quick-charging lithium-ion battery with high power density. As a practical matter the graphene anode material can be charged or discharged […]

This is way too cool to overlook.  Atsushi Takano at Nikkei Monozukuri magazine reported in Tech-On that IHI Corp of Japan has developed a compact gas turbine generator unit.  The gas turbine and generator set is so small it fits in a suitcase. All by itself, running on propane the unit autonomously generates electricity.  IHI […]