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June 5, 2015 — Sweepers keep our pavements, paths and roads clean. For this purpose they are equipped with a powertrain for moving the vehicle, a blower for sucking up the dirt and debris and brushes for cleaning ... read more

Solar Power: Finding Safe and Efficient Home Storage Systems

June 2, 2015 — How do I find the right storage system for my application? This question is asked by many potential buyers. Battery storage systems available on the market differ considerably in terms of safety, ... read more

Fast Charging Electric Bus Does Overtime

June 2, 2015 — Researchers have developed a concept to swiftly recharge electric buses while they operate routes. System testing in Dresden has been underway since November last ... read more

May 21, 2015 — Most people see defects as flaws. A few researchers, however, see them as opportunities. Twin boundary defects may present an opportunity to improve lithium-ion ... read more

May 11, 2015 — By combining 3-D holographic lithography and 2-D photolithography, researchers have demonstrated a high-performance 3-D microbattery suitable for large-scale on-chip integration with microelectronic ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — What happens when lithium-ion batteries overheat and explode has been tracked inside and out for the first time using sophisticated 3-D imaging. Understanding how Li-ion batteries fail and ... read more

Apr. 23, 2015 — For the first time, germanium nanowires have been deposited on indium tin oxide substrate by a simple, one-step process called electrodeposition. The nanowires produced by this method have ... read more

Vehicle Cost, Lack of Consumer Information Hinder Purchases of Plug-in Electric Vehicles

Apr. 22, 2015 — Vehicle cost, current battery technology, and inadequate consumer knowledge are some of the barriers preventing widespread adoption of plug-in electric vehicles, says a new congressionally mandated ... read more

Apr. 21, 2015 — Plug-in hybrids have low fuel consumption, but require more costly parts than cars with a regular combustion engine. During development, the optimal cost balance must be calculated, which has been ... read more

Apr. 20, 2015 — In a move that could improve the energy storage of everything from portable electronics to electric microgrids, researchers have developed a novel X-ray imaging technique to visualize and study the ... read more

Apr. 17, 2015 — Researchers have taken a significant step toward the development of a battery that could outperform the lithium-ion technology used in electric cars such as the Chevy Volt. They have shown they can ... read more

Apr. 17, 2015 — The key to better cell phones and other rechargeable electronics may be in tiny "sandwiches" made of nanosheets, according to mechanical engineering ... read more

Apr. 15, 2015 — A new breakthrough battery -- one that has significantly higher energy, lasts longer, and is cheaper and safer -- will likely be impossible without a new material discovery. And a new material ... read more

Apr. 14, 2015 — Charging lithium-ion batteries too quickly can permanently reduce the battery capacity. Portions of the energy storage structure are thereby destroyed and deactivated. These structural changes have ... read more

New Material Could Boost Batteries' Power, Help Power Plants

Apr. 10, 2015 — You're going to have to think very small to understand something that has the potential to be very big. A team of researchers has developed a material that acts as a superhighway for ions. The ... read more

Apr. 10, 2015 — Using a powerful microscope to watch multiple cycles of charging and discharging under real battery conditions, researchers have gained insight into the chemistry that clogs rechargeable lithium ... read more

Apr. 6, 2015 — Researchers have reported developing an efficient conductive electron-transporting polymer, a long-missing puzzle piece that will allow ultra-fast battery applications. The discovery relies upon a ... read more

First Metal-Free Catalyst Created for Rechargeable Zinc-Air Batteries

Apr. 6, 2015 — Researchers have made what they believe is the first metal-free bifunctional electrocatalyst that performs as well or better than most metal and metal oxide electrodes in zinc-air ... read more

Apr. 6, 2015 — Scientists have invented the first high-performance aluminum battery that's fast-charging, long-lasting and inexpensive. Researchers say the new technology could replace many lithium-ion and ... read more

Battery Energy Storage Project Shows Promise for Electricity Network

Apr. 2, 2015 — Scientists have revealed the potential of a new battery energy storage system to reduce electricity prices while improving power efficiency and ... read more

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