With a new design, lithium-sulfur batteries could reach their full potential. Batteries are everywhere in daily life, from cell phones and smart watches to the increasing number of electric vehicles. Most of these devices use well-known batteries”>lithium-ion battery technology. And while lithium-ion batteries have come a long way since they were first introduced, they have […]
Here’s a fun little chart about where we get our power. I’m pretty shocked by how much we waste. That’s why so much investment (and why more is needed) in energy storage. https://digg.com/2020/how-america-uses-its-energy-visualized
Imagine having access to a battery, which has the potential to power your phone for five continuous days, or enable an electric vehicle to drive more than 1000km without needing to “refuel.” Monash University researchers are on the brink of commercialising the world’s most efficient lithium-sulphur (Li-S) battery, which could outperform current market leaders by […]
New technology hopes to tackle two problems with modern batteries. While it rarely happens, Lithium-ion batteries can catch fire when exposed to oxygen. These scientists hope to create a battery that is self healing and easily recyclable.
Designing the best molecular building blocks for battery components is like trying to create a recipe for a new kind of cake, when you have billions of potential ingredients. The challenge involves determining which ingredients work best together — or, more simply, produce an edible (or, in the case of batteries, a safe) product. But […]
The rise in popularity of electric vehicles and aircraft presents the possibility of moving away from fossil fuels toward a more sustainable future. While significant technological advancements have dramatically increased the efficiency of these vehicles, there are still several issues standing in the way of widespread adoption. One of the most significant of these challenges […]
Virtually all digital devices that perform any sort of processing of information require not only a processing unit, but also a quick memory that can temporarily hold the inputs, partial results, and outputs of the operations performed. In computers, this memory is referred to as dynamic random-access memory, or DRAM. The speed of DRAM is […]
Drop this in a creek or hang it from a tree to power your things. Great to have in the car or in your backpack for the times when you really need your electrons flowing.
While personally I prefer leaving devices behind when experiencing the outdoors there is definitely a time and place for having a plan B. Keep this thing in your car for emergencies. Be preprepared for the big one as cell coverage is one of our countries most resilient infrastructures.