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A123 Systems becomes America's latest EV battery maker to file for bankruptcy

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Having been riddled with setbacks, including a major recall of faulty batteries supplied to Fisker Automotive, Michigan's favorite EV battery maker A123 Systems has filed for bankruptcy. It has also announced the sale of its main business units to rival Johnson Controls in a deal pegged at $125 million...
A123 Systems becomes America's latest EV battery maker to file for bankruptcy
US maps Afghanistan's geology... from 50,000 feet
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

Boeing details plans to address 787 Dreamliner battery fires

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Aircraft building plans to wrap the lithium-ion batteries in an electrical insulator to prevent heat exchange and cut holes in the battery enclosure to allow moisture to drain. [Read more]...
Boeing details plans to address 787 Dreamliner battery fires

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

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)

Printable, flexible, rechargeable, non-toxic zinc batteries could challenge lithium

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The familiar button battery has been workhorse of small electronics but has become the limiting factor for many design points in these devices. One company, Imprint Energy, has assembled the total assault package which might sound its death knell, a rechargeable and flexible, printed battery....
Printable, flexible, rechargeable, non-toxic zinc batteries could challenge lithium

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

University of California, Riverside runs entire building floor off of 1.1-megawatt green battery

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We're used to batteries powering a lot of devices, but the University of California, Riverside is upping that a notch by charging up a whole floor's worth. The school's Winston Chung Global Energy Center is walking the eco-friendly walk and has started using a huge bank of rare earth,...
University of California, Riverside runs entire building floor off of 1.1-megawatt green battery
There's gold in them thar batteries

WSJ: Airbus to drop lithium-ion batteries from A350 to meet delivery schedule

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Amidst the ongoing brouhaha over rival Boeing's Dreamliner-grounding battery troubles, Airbus has decided not to use lithium-ion batteries in its newest aircraft, the A350, according to industry officials cited by the Wall Street Journal. The European plane maker is said to be making the change in an effort to...
WSJ: Airbus to drop lithium-ion batteries from A350 to meet delivery schedule

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?

This is seriously WTF. Of course you get the usual peanuts saying "nanny state blah blah", but no, no one needs to ban these little batteries. We just need to know where they are so we can keep them away from toddlers (and the elderly). If you get 1 in yo

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This is seriously WTF. Of course you get the usual peanuts saying "nanny state blah blah", but no, no one needs to ban these little batteries. We just need to know where they are so we can keep them away from toddlers (and the elderly). If you get 1 in yo

Lithium Acquires Social CRM Application For Call Centers, Social Dynamx

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Social CRM company Lithium Technologies has acquired fellow customer care application Social Dynamx. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Social Dynamx’splatform is designed for large enterprises and customer call centers to identify, prioritize and manage millions of one-to-one social conversations on blogs, social networks and more in...
Lithium Acquires Social CRM Application For Call Centers, Social Dynamx

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

NASA Just Fired 3 Smartphones Into Space (GOOG)

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NASA has launched three HTC Nexus-One smartphones into space as part of its Small Spacecraft Technology Program, reports the LA Times. The adorable names picked out for the trio of space-borne phones? Alexander, Graham, and Bell, of course. Each one is currently sitting pretty in 4-inch aluminum cubes, orbiting the...
NASA Just Fired 3 Smartphones Into Space (GOOG)
A battery breakthrough that could bring electric cars to the masses

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
British Airways may be banning laptops, phones, and other lithium-ion battery devices after Boeing 787 fires

Nanogenerator uses surrounding environment's energy to charge batteries

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Perhaps the biggest issue mobile devices face, though, isn't the ability to house complicated tech, but rather, to keep charged. However, a team of scientists have developed a portable nanogenerator that partially charged a lithium-ion battery, using ambient energy in the surrounding environment as a power source....
Nanogenerator uses surrounding environment's energy to charge batteries
Ford’s Alan Mulally: The Future of Driving

Battery Safety Measures Debated

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Debate is escalating over the safest ways to package, label and handle shipment of lithium batteries, used in cellphones and laptops, that can pose a fire hazard on aircraft....
Battery Safety Measures Debated
New electrode material could lead to powerful rechargeable sodium batteries

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

How Pissed Are GoDaddy Customers About Yesterday's Outage?

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Yesterday popular hosting provider GoDaddy suffered a major, multi-hour outage that the company claims was due to an internal network error (and not a DDoS attack by a member of Anonymous). GoDaddy reportedly handles millions of domain names so the outage affected a massive number of people, many of whom...
How Pissed Are GoDaddy Customers About Yesterday's Outage?
Two companies join IBM's quest for a long-range, air-powered electric car battery

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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