Environmentally Friendly Alternatives Exist for Li-ion Batteries

One of the biggest issues with the small powerful Li-ion battery is disposal, but what if it wasn't?

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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

A Desalination Battery Could Replace a Lithium Ion Battery in the Future

People are hailing the lithium ion battery as being the gold standard in the industry because they can be recharged hundreds of times and are excellent for providing the power needed to run man different devices, including electric cars. The only problem is that lithium isn’t cheap and it could get even more expensive if … Continue reading A Desalination Battery Could Replace a Lithium Ion Battery in the Future

Improving Battery Performance is as Simple as a Day at the Beach

  Researchers at the University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering have created a lithium ion battery that outperforms the current industry standard by three times, with the addition of common sand.   "This is the holy grail -- a low cost, non-toxic, environmentally friendly way to produce high performance lithium ion battery anodes," … Continue reading Improving Battery Performance is as Simple as a Day at the Beach

Car Powered by its Body Panels

  Researchers have developed lightweight supercapacitors that, when combined with regular batteries, dramatically boost the power of an electric car.   The supercapacitors, a “sandwich” of electrolyte between two all-carbon electrodes, were made into a thin and extremely strong film with a high power density.   The film can be embedded in a car’s body … Continue reading Car Powered by its Body Panels