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Stretching may help lithium batteries last longer, shows study

Batteries are widely used in everyday applications like powering electric vehicles, electronic gadgets and are promising candidates for sustainable energy storage. However, as you’ve likely...

This stretchable device could turn motion into electricity – even underwater

Researchers at North Carolina State University have created a soft, stretchable device that converts movement into electricity and works in both dry and wet...

This charging room could power your lights, phones, laptops without wires

In a move that could one day free the world’s countertops from their snarl of charging cords, researchers at the University of Michigan and...

How extreme cold can crack lithium-ion battery materials, degrading performance

Lithium-ion batteries are a bit famous for their poor cold-weather performance, and that has consequences for some of their most important applications – everything...

Scientists make rechargeable batteries that store six times more charge

Scientists have developed rechargeable batteries that can store up to six times more charge than ones that are currently commercially available. The advance, detailed in...

Janus graphene opens doors to sustainable sodium-ion batteries

Even though lithium ions work well for energy storage, lithium is an expensive metal with concerns regarding its long-term supply and environmental issues. Sodium, on...

Scientists set new record with bifacial solar cells

Scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) have produced a more efficient type of solar cell, using laser processing and setting a new world...

Scientists develop new technology for next-generation batteries

Researchers have developed a new technology which could enable lithium batteries to be replaced with more sustainable alternatives. A team at Imperial College London have...

Common solar tech could power smart devices indoors

Any time you turn on a light at home or in the office, you are expending energy. But what if flipping the light switch meant...

Tandem solar cells could help convert more energy from sun

Many countries around the world are committed to reducing emissions or reaching net-zero emissions to meet the United Nations' climate goals of maintaining temperature...