Scientists Find Garnet Ceramics May be Great for High-energy Lithium Batteries

  Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have discovered excellent properties in a garnet material that could enable development of higher-energy battery designs.   Using scanning transmission electron microscopy, the ORNL-led team were able to take an atomic-level look at a cubic garnet material called LLZO. The researchers found the material … Continue reading Scientists Find Garnet Ceramics May be Great for High-energy Lithium Batteries

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New Study Shows Why Batteries Fail

  A new study shows that rapid-charging a battery and using it to provide high-power, rapidly draining power may not be as damaging as researchers had originally thought, and the benefits of slow draining and recharging may have been overestimated.   These results challenge the prevailing view that “supercharging” batteries is always harder on battery … Continue reading New Study Shows Why Batteries Fail

Developing a Longer Life Smartphone Batterys

Ever since their rise in popularity, smartphones have had one very significant flaw. Battery life. This problem has lead to an entire industry of spare batteries, charge cases, mini power cables and much more. However, the underlying problem has never been solved. Why can’t we just create a battery that lasts longer?   Well, researchers … Continue reading Developing a Longer Life Smartphone Batterys

The World’s Smallest Battery

  Researchers at the University of Maryland have invented a single miniature structure that includes all the components of a battery which they say could be the beginning of the ultimate micro energy storage component.   The device, known as a nanopore, is a tiny hole in a ceramic sheet that holds electrolyte to carry … Continue reading The World’s Smallest Battery

How to Make Your Own Pinball Game

  Pinball machines are some of the oldest arcade games in history. Dating back to the mid 1600s these games have evolved into the light flashing, ball bumping game we know today. The origins of pinball are intertwined with the history of many other games.   Games played outdoors by rolling balls or stones on … Continue reading How to Make Your Own Pinball Game

Alarm System Batteries

Your alarm system battery supplies your home alarm with the backup power it requires to operate the system during a power outage. Most alarm panels operate on 12-volts, and use one of the few different sizes of sealed lead-acid battery.   A security alarm battery drops to about 80% or less of its original rated … Continue reading Alarm System Batteries