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Korean researchers develop new flexible, more stable lithium-ion battery

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Researchers from South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology have developed a new "shape-conformable" polymer electrolytes that could help craft those flexible display handsets of the future. Thanks to the nano-materials used, these polymers behave like more typical liquefied electrolytes but would create, according to the country's...
Korean researchers develop new flexible, more stable lithium-ion battery
Chinese companies slowing collecting discounted U.S. electric car assets
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Chinese companies continue to buy up cheap U.S. clean tech assets
Rice University creates spray-on, paint-based lithium-ion batteries

Mitsubishi's i-MiEV Evolution electric racer eyes-on

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Many automakers are testing the waters by introducing all-electric vehicles to consumers at this year's LA Auto Show, but Mitsubishi's i-MiEV Evolution aims to stomp with the big dogs in the world of competitive racing. Taking second place at this year's Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, this juiced up...
Mitsubishi's i-MiEV Evolution electric racer eyes-on
Boulder Ionic's 'Iolyte' could usurp the lithium-ion battery
Tesla Will Webcast Supercharger Quick-Charge Unveiling Tonight
iRobot Releases New Versions Of Its Vacuuming Robot And Its Gutter Cleaning Robot

Chinese giant Wanxiang wins bid for bankrupt A123 and its battery tech

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Chinese auto tech behemoth Wanxiang has won the bidding process in an auction to buy the assets of bankrupt battery maker A123 Systems. On Sunday the companies announced that Wanxiang plans to acquire most of the assets of A123 for $256.6 million. It’s news that could be a bit controversial,...
Chinese giant Wanxiang wins bid for bankrupt A123 and its battery tech

Korean carbon-coated lithium-ion battery could cut recharge times down to minutes

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Anyone who's had to recharge an EV -- or, for that matter, any mobile device with a very big battery -- knows the pain of waiting for hours while a lithium-ion pack tops up. South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology has developed a conduction technique that...
Korean carbon-coated lithium-ion battery could cut recharge times down to minutes

Back in the air: FAA approves 787 battery design changes

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After three months of grounding, Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner is back in service. The Federal Aviation Administration today approved Boeing’s 787 battery changes and has agreed to lift the grounding order that was placed back in January. After a flurry of overheating lithium ion battery problems and emergency landings in Japan three months ago, the...
Back in the air: FAA approves 787 battery design changes

New metal mix could lead to cheap, plentiful sodium-ion batteries in gadgets

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Lithium batteries very frequently power our gadgets, but the material itself isn't common and, by extension, isn't cheap. Researchers at the Tokyo University of Science aim to solve that through sodium-ion batteries using a new electrode material. By mixing together oxides of iron, manganese and sodium, Shinichi Komaba and...
New metal mix could lead to cheap, plentiful sodium-ion batteries in gadgets

USC battery wields silicon nanowires to hold triple the energy, charge in 10 minutes

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There's no shortage of attempts to build a better battery, usually with a few caveats. USC may have ticked all the right checkboxes with its latest discovery, however. Its use of porous, flexible silicon nanowires for the anodes in a lithium-ion battery delivers the high capacity, fast recharging and...
USC battery wields silicon nanowires to hold triple the energy, charge in 10 minutes
Dell's Windows 8 three-way product intro: 10-inch business Ultrabook, all-in-one desktop, and a new tablet

A safer next-gen battery is used with solar panels for the first time

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The unnerving capability of lithium ion batteries to catch on fire emerged as headline news last month, as Boeing was forced to ground its futuristic 787 Dreamliner FLEET after two batteries caught on fire. But the next generation of lithium ion batteries are promising to be safer, and a few...
A safer next-gen battery is used with solar panels for the first time
Boeing creates website to explain 787 problems

Boeing to host webcast explaining 787 battery fixes tonight at 6 p.m.

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Thousands of miles away across the Pacific Ocean in Tokyo, Boeing executives will flesh out details on the proposed solution to the 787 battery issue in a live video webcast Thursday evening. Boeing CEO Ray Conner and vice president Mike Sinnett are scheduled to speak at 6 p.m. You can watch...
Boeing to host webcast explaining 787 battery fixes tonight at 6 p.m.

Lumio desk lamp takes light reading literally (video)

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With the future of reading heading squarely in the direction of electronic devices, what to do with the old timey book form? Build a lamp, of course. During a recent visit to the City by the Bay, we popped into the TechShop hackerspace and were introduced to Max Gunawan,...
Lumio desk lamp takes light reading literally (video)

HP web store leaks 14-inch Chromebook Pavilion, to be unveiled on February 17

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Hewlett-Packard didn't have the best 2012, but that's not stopping the US company from getting on the Chromebook bandwagon. The HP Chromebook Pavilion was spotted by Slashgear on HP's own web store, despite the additional information section noting a February 17 "ad embargo" on the information. The little 14-inch...
HP web store leaks 14-inch Chromebook Pavilion, to be unveiled on February 17

Venturi announces 300HP, €300K America all-terrain EV, coming in 2014

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erra If you feel the need to rapidly hit the great outdoors without despoiling it, Venturi just may have your ride -- provided you have about $400,000 to spare. The company just launched the America EV at the Paris Auto Show, packing a 300HP powerplant, 53 kWh lithium-ion battery...
Venturi announces 300HP, €300K America all-terrain EV, coming in 2014
There's gold in them thar batteries

Tesla, SolarCity quietly selling building battery projects

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Electric car company Tesla and solar roof installer SolarCity have quietly been making deals that could one day lead to dozens of sales of battery projects coupled with rooftop solar systems built at both residential and commercial buildings in California. SolarCity confirmed the energy storage plans with me, and the...
Tesla, SolarCity quietly selling building battery projects

Will the Nissan Leaf Battery Deliver All It Promises?

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The Nissan Leaf electric vehicle is set to be released in a few months, with Nissan pushing it ahead of their original 2011 release date, and even ahead of the official release of the Chevy Volt in November. Some industry insiders are wondering whether Nissan has cut a few corners...
Will the Nissan Leaf Battery Deliver All It Promises?

NASA, GM working on a 'Robo-Glove' to assist astronauts and autoworkers alike

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We've seen power assist technology designed to help people walk, bike or just tote luggage around, and now we've for the Human Grasp Assist aka Robo-Glove. Under development from GM and NASA, the project takes inspiration from technology designed to give Robonaut 2 a hand capable of using tools...
NASA, GM working on a 'Robo-Glove' to assist astronauts and autoworkers alike

Silicon nanotube lithium-ion battery stores 10 times more power, lasts 6,000 charges

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A Stanford team, led by the battery master himself — Yi Cui — has developed a new lithium-ion battery electrode that still works at 85% capacity after 6,000 charge/discharge cycles, compared to current lithium-ion batteries (found in your laptop, iPad, smartphone) that are usually depleted after around 1,000 charges. The...
Silicon nanotube lithium-ion battery stores 10 times more power, lasts 6,000 charges

Amid Boeing's 787 Scare, Competitor Elon Musk Takes To The Media

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While Boeing's 787 Dreamliner plans are literally going up in flames, Tesla and SpaceX chief executive Elon Musk has "put it on the line" over at Flightglobal. A Boeing Competitor Musk wrote the aviation media site to say that "the [battery] pack architecture supplied to Boeing is inherently unsafe." Boeing,...
Amid Boeing's 787 Scare, Competitor Elon Musk Takes To The Media

Inhabitat's Week in Green: Biobot, Nintendo Power Glove and an inflatable bathroom bubble

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Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. This week President Barack Obama set the tone for the coming year in his 2013 State of the Union address, which advocated 3D printing...
Inhabitat's Week in Green: Biobot, Nintendo Power Glove and an inflatable bathroom bubble

HP shows OfficeJet 150 portable all-in-one printer, more

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HP also introduced two new printers in Shanghai, with the portable all-in-one OfficeJet 150 and the Photosmart 5520 e-All-in-One. The former is the headliner, as it's meant to be taken along on trips with notebooks. It can print, scan, and copy letter-sized pages and has a built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery.......
HP shows OfficeJet 150 portable all-in-one printer, more
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