March 13, 2014
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This clock keeps perfect time, and runs for six months powered by plain tap water

Free your timekeeping from batteries and cords with this water-powered wall clock. Continue reading

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February 28, 2014
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Peat soils as gigantic batteries

Researchers have described a process that suppresses the formation of methane in soils that are rich in humic substances. For this process to work, the soils need to switch between having no oxygen and having oxygen. Continue reading

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January 9, 2014
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Battery development may extend range of electric cars

Electric cars could travel farther on a single charge and more renewable energy could be saved for a rainy day if lithium-sulfur batteries can last longer. Scientists have now developed a novel anode that could quadruple the lifespan of these promising… Continue reading

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September 11, 2013
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Airbrushing could facilitate large-scale manufacture of carbon nanofibers

Researchers have used airbrushing techniques to grow vertically aligned carbon nanofibers on several different metal substrates, opening the door for incorporating these nanofibers into gene delivery devices, sensors, batteries and other technologies. Continue reading

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August 28, 2013
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Butterfly wings + carbon nanotubes = new ‘nanobiocomposite’ material

Leveraging the amazing natural properties of the Morpho butterfly’s wings, scientists have developed a nanobiocomposite material that shows promise for wearable electronic devices, highly sensitive light sensors and sustainable batteries. Continue reading

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August 19, 2013
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Rechargeable flow batteries could be cheaper solution to renewable energy storage

MIT researchers have designed a new type of battery that could make large-scale energy storage more reliable and less expensive. Continue reading

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August 14, 2013
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App uses smartphone batteries to gather site-specific weather information

The app utilizes the internal temperature sensor on all smartphone batteries to crowdsource real-time weather data. Continue reading

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August 13, 2013
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Wireless devices go battery-free with new communication technique

Engineers have created a new wireless communication system that allows devices to interact with each other without relying on batteries or wires for power. The technology could enable a network of devices and sensors to communicate with no power source… Continue reading

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August 13, 2013
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Crowdsourcing weather using smartphone batteries

A group of smartphone app developers and weather experts have developed a way to use the temperature sensors built into smartphone batteries to crowdsource weather information. These tiny thermometers usually prevent smartphones from dangerously overhe… Continue reading

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August 8, 2013
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When Will Rayovac Recycle?

Duracell does it. Energizer does it. Panasonic does it. Now Texas Campaign for the Environment is wondering when Rayovac will do it — that is, work on a program to help consumers responsibly dispose of batteries. Of the four biggest …

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August 6, 2013
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Size matters in nanocrystals’ ability to adsorb/release gases

More efficient catalytic converters on autos, improved batteries and more sensitive gas sensors are some of the potential benefits of a new system that can directly measure the manner in which nanocrystals adsorb and release hydrogen and other gases. Continue reading

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July 18, 2013
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A U.S. Battery Recycler Says We Should Keep the Lead In

The head of a lead smelting company calls for an industry cleanup but also an end to policies that send lead-containing batteries, and related pollution problems, to poorer nations. Continue reading

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July 17, 2013
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Using bacteria batteries to make electricity

Their idea is state of the art: Students have set their sights on constructing a bio-battery. They want to make use of the bacteria Escherichia coli to convert glucose into energy. Continue reading

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July 10, 2013
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Rice-husks could build better batteries

Converting agricultural waste from rice into silicon may lead to longer-lasting batteries. Continue reading

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July 8, 2013
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Nano-tool for designing the next big battery: Eavesdropping on lithium ions

It’s a jungle down there at batteries’ atomic level, with ions whacking into electrodes, eventually causing the battery to fail. Now, a scientist has developed a device that lets researchers spy on the actions of lithium ions inside a nanobattery — an… Continue reading

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June 7, 2013
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New framework for understanding the energetics of ionic liquids

A new study provides clues into the understanding of the behavior of the charged molecules or particles in ionic liquids. The new framework may lead to the creation of cleaner, more sustainable, and nontoxic batteries, and other sources of chemical power. Continue reading

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June 4, 2013
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German researchers create a lithium-ion battery that retains 85% of its capacity after 10,000 charges

This means that an electric car with those batteries could be fully charged every day for about 27.4 years and still be going strong . Continue reading

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June 4, 2013
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Catalyst could jump-start e-cars, green energy

Scientists have designed a new type of nanostructured-carbon-based catalyst that could pave the way for reliable, economical next-generation batteries and alkaline fuel cells, providing for practical use of wind- and solar-powered electricity, as well … Continue reading

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May 24, 2013
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Old Batteries Crossing Borders Leave a Toxic Lead Trail

A proposal for cleaning up lead contamination from small car-battery recyclers in poor countries. Continue reading

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May 17, 2013
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Honda extracts rare earth metals from used hybrid batteries, turns them into new batteries

Despite their name, rare earth metals aren’t actually that rare, but they are important for a variety of green technologies. Continue reading

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