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Candy cane supercapacitor could enable fast charging of mobile phones

Candy cane supercapacitor could enable fast charging of mobile phones

Aug 17, 2017 United Kingdom
Supercapacitors promise recharging of phones and other devices in seconds and minutes as opposed to hours for batteries. But current technologies are not usually flexible, have insufficient capacities, and for many their performance quickly degrades with charging cycles.
Flexible batteries power the future of wearable technology

Flexible batteries power the future of wearable technology

Aug 15, 2017 United Kingdom
The rapid development of wearable technology has received another boost from a new development using graphene for printed electronic devices.
IV and cellular fluids power flexible batteries

IV and cellular fluids power flexible batteries

Aug 14, 2017 China
Researchers in China have engineered bendable batteries that can run on body-inspired liquids such as normal IV saline solution and cell-culture medium.
New battery is activated by your spit

New battery is activated by your spit

Aug 10, 2017 United States
Researchers have developed the next step in microbial fuel cells: a battery activated by spit that can be used in extreme conditions where normal batteries don't function.
Here comes over capacity of lithium-ion batteries?

Here comes over capacity of lithium-ion batteries?

Aug 8, 2017 Worldwide
IDTechEx forecasts no let up in the growth of the global lithium-ion battery market even in 2027. These batteries are now steadily replacing lead acid in its last strongholds such as mobility vehicles for the disabled, fork lift trucks, golf carts and cars though there is a long way to go in each case.
Towards perpetual equipment by avoiding batteries

Towards perpetual equipment by avoiding batteries

Aug 3, 2017 1 Worldwide
Eliminating batteries is key says IDTechEx Research in the new report Battery Elimination in Electronics and Electrical Engineering 2018-2028. They have serious limitations of cost, weight, space, toxicity, flammability, explosions, energy density, power density, leakage current, reliability, maintenance and/ or life.
Be your own battery

Be your own battery

Jul 28, 2017 United States
Researchers are developing a revolutionary technology that will allow people to act as their own "power source" by wearing clothing such as "smart" shirts and shoes that harvest and store electricity.
£246 million to boost expertise in battery technology

£246 million to boost expertise in battery technology

Jul 27, 2017 United Kingdom
The launch of the first phase of a £246 million government investment into battery technology to ensure the UK builds on its strengths and leads the world in the design, development and manufacture of electric batteries.
Can you imagine fully charging your cell phone in just a few seconds?

Can you imagine fully charging your cell phone in just a few seconds?

Jul 13, 2017 United States
MXene electrodes push charging rate limits in energy storage.
Patent for solar microbial fuel cell

Patent for solar microbial fuel cell

Jul 12, 2017
A self-assembling, self-repairing, and self-contained microbial photoelectrochemical solar cell driven entirely by sunlight and microorganisms.
New technique may produce more durable and longer lasting batteries

New technique may produce more durable and longer lasting batteries

Jul 7, 2017 Singapore
Now, researchers have developed a new way of producing more durable and longer lasting lithium-ion batteries.