Scientists with the Department of Energy have designed a new type of battery that they say outpaces the ubiquitous lithium-ion batteries in flammability, cost, and ability to hold a charge.
Researchers at Virginia Tech have developed a working sugar-powered fuel cell with energy density greater than that of current lithium-ion batteries.
Stanford researchers may have discovered a path to pure lithium batteries, which would mean lighter, smaller, and more powerful charges for our devices. The science of it is pretty dense; but if we don't need to find plugs for our phones anymore while we're out and about? We're in.
Today's show features some enterprising hackers who modded an ATM to play Doom, Stanford researchers discovering a potential path to a viable, pure lithium battery, and some mind-bending 360-degree video art.
Much cheaper, longer-range electric cars are on the way if Japan's Sekisui Chemical claims are realized in 2015.
With its lower-priced Model 3 on the way, Tesla's likely to see higher demand -- and if it's going to crank out more electric cars, it'll need lots more batteries.
Power Japan Plus announced its dual carbon battery technology, which promises longer-lasting and less expensive batteries for electric cars.
Sony has today announced a recall on selected VaioFit Laptops due to an internal issue with the lithium-ion battery that can cause it to overheat.
Lenovo has issued an Australian product recall for a number of ThinkPad notebooks due to a problem with overheating batteries.
Researchers at Northwestern predict a battery that will have 10 times the capacity and charge 10 times faster, while Argonne National Laboratory predicts a cell phone that can charge in a minute.