Plugging in battery makers and battery innovators

Jun 11, 2014
A group founded by angel investors seeks efficiency in developing new batteries.

Finding a battery that will power the future

Apr 16, 2014
Batteries are hard to develop because they live in the world of material science.

New tech calls for better batteries

Feb 4, 2014
One challenge facing consumer electronics makers is the need for batteries that hold a longer charge.

Sea snails: The key to a world of environmentally compatible technology?

Nov 11, 2013
At MIT, a scientist is studying sea snails, and say they hold the key to "biologically inspired processing."

Supercapacitor: Today's energy revolution

Nov 4, 2013
They charge up hundreds of times faster than a battery, never wear out and need replacing, and they don’t care about temperature extremes.

E-vehicle maker Better Place is switched off for good

May 27, 2013
The company Better Place is liquidating, after a failed attempt to make electric cars with batteries to swap in and out. Problem is, e-vehicles are still expensive. And fossil fuel prices in the recent downturn have softened.

Today's Army marches on its batteries while searching for alternatives

Apr 22, 2013
The Rapid Equipping Force seeks solutions to problems soldiers encounter in the field -- such as packing pounds and pounds of batteries on patrol.

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Would you like some salt with your batteries?

Apr 4, 2013
A promising new technology aims to store electricity for the power grid on the cheap.

Why are the Dreamliner's batteries malfunctioning?

Feb 1, 2013
Big battery packs are a balancing challenge -- if the cells work unevenly, one can overheat and burst into flames.

That battery in your cell phone packs a lot of history

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.