Jan 31, 2013 Prof. John Goodenough discovered the advance that made the lithium-ion battery -- and the wireless world -- possible. But now another breakthrough is needed.
Apr 19, 2013 The biggest barrier to renewable energy such as solar and wind is storing the electricity it generates. In a university laboratory, a scientist painstakingly re-imagines the battery.
Aug 9, 2012 Wangxiang Group, China's biggest auto-parts conglomerate, has offered $450 million for a controlling stake in a Massachusetts electric car batteries company.
Jul 2, 2012 Author Andrew Blum takes a peek behind the screens and traces the "Tubes" that connect us to one another.
Sep 12, 2011 One of the biggest problems with the lithium batteries used in everything from laptops to electric cars, its liquid electrolyte. It gets really hot...
May 9, 2011 Here's a brain bender: Korean scientists have developed a way to turn sound into energy. The idea is that such a system could be installed in a...