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'Superlens' extends range of wireless power transfer

'Superlens' extends range of wireless power transfer | Large and in charge (batteries) | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —Inventor Nikola Tesla imagined the technology to transmit energy through thin air almost a century ago, but experimental attempts at the feat have so far resulted in cumbersome devices that only work over very small distances.
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Scientists invent self-healing battery electrode

Scientists invent self-healing battery electrode | Large and in charge (batteries) | Scoop.it
Researchers have made the first battery electrode that heals itself, opening a new and potentially commercially viable path for making the next generation of lithium ion batteries for electric cars, cell phones and other devices.
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Better batteries through biology

Lithium-air batteries have become a hot research area in recent years: They hold the promise of drastically increasing power per battery weight, which could ...
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No more leakage of explosive electrolytes in batteries

No more leakage of explosive electrolytes in batteries | Large and in charge (batteries) | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —A research team at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), S.
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Within 24 Hours, Glenn Beck Will Break News That Will Take Down The Entire Power Structure

http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/within-24-hours-glenn-beck-will-break-news-will-rock-nation-and-take-down-entire-power-struc Glenn Beck says that withi...
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Germans create lithium-ion EV batteries that could last for over 25 years | Digital Trends

Germans create lithium-ion EV batteries that could last for over 25 years | Digital Trends | Large and in charge (batteries) | Scoop.it
Hybrids and EVs of today need to have their lithium-ion battery packs replaced around every 10 years.
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New bus system tops off batteries in just 15 seconds

New bus system tops off batteries in just 15 seconds | Large and in charge (batteries) | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —A new type of battery bus system being tested in Switzerland is able to operate continually by making use of flash-charging stations.
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New microbatteries a boost for electronics | KurzweilAI

New microbatteries a boost for electronics | KurzweilAI | Large and in charge (batteries) | Scoop.it
Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) cross-section of a microbattery's interdigitated electrodes spanning two periods. The interdigitated electrodes alternate
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Hope this pans out.  Batteries take up a fair amount of real estate and add siginificantly to the weight of devices.  Engineers have gotten great at balancing the trade-offs, but suddenly, they might not be necessary.  Quick-recharging is also a big deal in the design space.  


Cost and manufactuarability will probably still be barriers for a while, but if they are overcome, this is an enormous advancement.  

 

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Wireless power system replaces batteries in implants | KurzweilAI

Wireless power system replaces batteries in implants | KurzweilAI | Large and in charge (batteries) | Scoop.it
Wireless power transmission to a device in the human heart. Red indicates greatest power; blue is least. (Credit: John Ho, Stanford Engineering) Stanford
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Startup announces big breakthrough for electric vehicle batteries

Startup announces big breakthrough for electric vehicle batteries | Large and in charge (batteries) | Scoop.it
For years, the electric vehicle industry has been eager to build a better electric car battery: one that extends range while having a longer overall life, is affordable, quick-charging and safe.
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New chip captures power from multiple sources - MIT News Office

New chip captures power from multiple sources - MIT News Office | Large and in charge (batteries) | Scoop.it
System developed at MIT could combine power harvested from light, heat and vibrations to run monitoring systems.
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How improved batteries will make electric vehicles competitive | KurzweilAI

How improved batteries will make electric vehicles competitive | KurzweilAI | Large and in charge (batteries) | Scoop.it
Electric cars like the Nissan Leaf are expensive. Cheaper batteries could eventually change that. (Credit: Tennen-Gas/Wikimedia Commons) For electric
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New Energy-Dense Battery Could Enable Long-Distance Electric Cars: Scientific American

New Energy-Dense Battery Could Enable Long-Distance Electric Cars: Scientific American | Large and in charge (batteries) | Scoop.it
Material changes enable a new battery to store more electricity--and could boost the driving range of electric vehicles
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Startup Cuts Lithium-Ion Battery Costs | MIT Technology Review

Startup Cuts Lithium-Ion Battery Costs | MIT Technology Review | Large and in charge (batteries) | Scoop.it
SolidEnergy says its new battery materials store more energy and won’t catch fire.
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U.S. quest for 5X battery boost seeks 'game-changing' tech

U.S. quest for 5X battery boost seeks 'game-changing' tech | Large and in charge (batteries) | Scoop.it
A year ago, the U.S. Department of Energy unveiled a $120 million plan to develop technology that can radically extend battery life, with a target date of 2017. The research effort is making progress.
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New device stores electricity on silicon chips

New device stores electricity on silicon chips | Large and in charge (batteries) | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —Solar cells that produce electricity 24/7, not just when the sun is shining. Mobile phones with built-in power cells that recharge in seconds and work for weeks between charges.
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The first 3D-printed battery is as tiny as a grain of sand

The first 3D-printed battery is as tiny as a grain of sand | Large and in charge (batteries) | Scoop.it
The tiny interlocking combs of specialized ink could power human implants, drones and cameras. Each microbattery is thinner than a human hair.
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ZSW engineers build lithium-ion battery able to last for 27 years

ZSW engineers build lithium-ion battery able to last for 27 years | Large and in charge (batteries) | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —Officials at Germany's Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg, (ZSW) have issued a press release describing improvements they've made to lithium-ion batteries.
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Scientists create novel silicon electrodes that improve lithium-ion batteries

Scientists create novel silicon electrodes that improve lithium-ion batteries | Large and in charge (batteries) | Scoop.it
Stanford University scientists have dramatically improved the performance of lithium-ion batteries by creating novel electrodes made of silicon and conducting polymer hydrogel, a spongy material similar to that used in contact lenses and other...
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New battery design could help solar and wind power the grid

New battery design could help solar and wind power the grid | Large and in charge (batteries) | Scoop.it
Researchers have designed a low-cost, long-life battery that could enable solar and wind energy to become major suppliers to the electrical grid.
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Extracting power efficiently from the wind and sun isn't enough, you need to be able to save it all for a rainy day.  That's where batteries come in.

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Advances in Lithium-Ion Batteries Will Make Electric Vehicles Competitive, But It Will Take a Decade | MIT Technology Review

Advances in Lithium-Ion Batteries Will Make Electric Vehicles Competitive, But It Will Take a Decade | MIT Technology Review | Large and in charge (batteries) | Scoop.it
It will likely take a decade, but improvements to lithium-ion batteries could lead to much cheaper EVs.
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How Big a Battery Would It Take to Power All of the U.S.?: Scientific American

How Big a Battery Would It Take to Power All of the U.S.?: Scientific American | Large and in charge (batteries) | Scoop.it
Energy storage is the key to deploying wind and solar energy on a vast scale, but exactly how much of it will be required remains to be seen
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Liquid batteries could level the load

Liquid batteries could level the load | Large and in charge (batteries) | Scoop.it
The biggest drawback to many real or proposed sources of clean, renewable energy is their intermittency: The wind doesn’t always blow, the sun doesn’t always shine, and so the power they produce may not be available at the times it’s needed.
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Nanostructured electrodes for rechargeable sodium-Ion batteries

Nanostructured electrodes for rechargeable sodium-Ion batteries | Large and in charge (batteries) | Scoop.it
Highly efficient 3V cathodes for rechargeable sodium-ion batteries have been developed by users from Argonne National Laboratory's Materials Science, Chemical Sciences & Engineering, and X-ray Sciences Divisions, as well as the University of...
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