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Coming soon to your bar? A beer with no hangover

A research team in Australia says it's added enough electrolytes into a brew to give it rehydrating properties and therefore alleviate hangovers. But will it get you drunk?

By Aug. 18, 2013


Sulfur-based tech the answer to burnable lithium-ion batteries?

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.

By Jun. 5, 2013


How IBM is making computers more like your brain. For real

Big Blue is using the human brain as a template for breakthrough designs. Brace yourself for a supercomputer that's cooled and powered by electronic blood and small enough to fit in a backpack.

By Oct. 17, 2013


Jelly-filled phone batteries keep up with you

On tap: cheaper, safer, lighter, more powerful lithium ion batteries. The key is a manufacturing process more often associated with food than electronics.

By Sep. 15, 2011


IBM speeds push for 500-mile EV battery

Big Blue signs on partners for its Battery 500 Project to design an "air-breathing" lithium air battery that would create a leap in energy density.

By Apr. 20, 2012


IBM: Lithium air battery prototype in 2013, production in 2020

Researchers are working on a lithium air battery that will make electric vehicles as practical as gas-powered cars.

By Jan. 13, 2012


Experts see cost cuts for electric cars

Automotive News reports on the views of various experts that the cost of electric cars will rapidly decrease.

By Jun. 23, 2011


Primus Power funded to build grid-size flow battery

A California start-up gets $11 million in venture funding to build a full-scale flow battery it says will be low cost and able to store wind and solar energy.

By May. 31, 2011


Spray-on battery makes power paintable

Crave looks at a new technology that redefines the concept of the traditional battery. In other words, this ain't your pappy's AA.

By Jun. 28, 2012


Researchers zero in on solid-state auto battery

Automotive News reports on a new type of battery that may enhance the performance of electric cars.

By Sep. 21, 2011