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Building better batteries

Building better batteries

Lithium-ion batteries, widely used in devices ranging from electric cars to iPhones, are composed of a cathode made from a positively charged lithium compound...
Scientists build bacteria-powered battery on single sheet of paper

Scientists build bacteria-powered battery on single sheet of paper

Instead of ordering batteries by the pack, we might get them by the ream in the future. Researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New...
No more burning batteries? Stanford scientists turn to AI to create safer lithium-ion batteries

No more burning batteries? Stanford scientists turn to AI to create safer lithium-ion batteries

Scientists have spent decades searching for a safe alternative to the flammable liquid electrolytes used in lithium-ion batteries. Now Stanford University researchers have identified nearly...
Liquid hydrogen may be fuel of the future

Liquid hydrogen may be fuel of the future

When NASA saved a shuttle-era storage facility at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida from demolition five years ago, engineers already had future...
Test Cell with Separated Electrodes

Battery research reaching out to higher voltages

For years, small rechargeable lithium-ion batteries have reliably supplied billions of portable devices with energy. But manufacturers of high-energy applications such as electric cars...
Alternative fuel cell technology reduces cost

It’s basic: Alternative fuel cell technology reduces cost

The pathway to zero-emission vehicles has taken two forks, one toward battery electric cars like the Tesla and the other toward fuel-cell-powered automobiles like...
New material designed to better store hydrogen fuel

A cleaner, more efficient car? New material designed to better store hydrogen fuel

A Florida State University researcher has designed new materials that could be used to store hydrogen fuel more efficiently in vehicles or other devices...
organic solar cells

Game changer for organic solar cells

With a new technique for manufacturing single-layer organic polymer solar cells, scientists at UC Santa Barbara and three other universities might very well move...
New technology may help make solar photovoltaic cells 70% more effective

New technology may help make solar photovoltaic cells 70% more effective

Technion researchers have developed a technology that could improve the efficiency of photovoltaic cells by nearly 70 percent. The study was conducted at the Excitonics...
Man-made diamond can generate electricity

Man-made diamond can generate electricity

New technology has been developed that uses nuclear waste to generate electricity in a nuclear-powered battery. A team of physicists and chemists from the University...