Scientific method: The search for a better battery

Jan 2, 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.

Why is China interested in U.S. battery maker?

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.

The Internet gets physical

Jul 2, 2012
Author Andrew Blum takes a peek behind the screens and traces the "Tubes" that connect us to one another.

Jelly, not just for donuts, for batteries too

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...

Mobile phones charged by talking into mobile phones?

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...

Spray-on batteries grown by...viruses?

Aug 27, 2010
The American Chemical Society just wrapped up its national meeting in Boston, and among the presentations, a lot of interesting work on batteries...

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