Tag: Batteries

Apple Reportedly Software Locking iPhone Batteries To Prevent Third-Party Repairs

iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max models running iOS 12 or iOS 13 beta won’t accept third-party battery replacement due to a software lock Apple itself has implemented. To fix this, users must approach Apple directly.

Apple August 9, 2019

Nano-Coating Of Boron Nitride Makes Lithium Batteries Longer Lasting

Columbia University researchers are looking to extend the energy capacity of batteries using lithium metal and solid electrolytes. The key lies in coating the interface with boron nitride to keep the two parts from damaging each other.

Material Science April 23, 2019

ER Visits For Kids Swallowing Small Objects Has More Than Doubled Says Study

Researchers found that more than 759,000 children ended up in the emergency room for ingesting a foreign object. Coins and small toys or toy parts were identified as the most common objects swallowed accidentally by children younger than 6 years old.

Public Health April 12, 2019

Only Energizer Can Make A Phone With 18,000 mAh Battery: Check It Out

The Energizer Power Max P18K Pop boasts 18,000 mAh of juice, but that means it’s the plumpest of all smartphones by far. Information on release date and pricing has yet to be shared.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 26, 2019

Samsung, Traumatized By The Galaxy Note 7, Looks To End Exploding Batteries Once And For All

Samsung, still hurting from the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, is working on solid-state batteries to replace the notoriously unstable lithium-ion batteries. Will the technology be ready in time for the Galaxy S9?

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 1, 2017

Harvard Researchers Develop Liquid Battery That Can Last For 10 Years

Unlike currently available lithium-ion batteries that could become useless after a few years of heavy use, the new flow battery Harvard researchers developed can last for more than 10 years. What's behind the battery's long cycle life?

Energy February 14, 2017

New Samsung Battery For Electric Vehicles Promises Over 300 Miles Of Range On Just 20 Minutes Of Charging

Samsung SDI, the battery division of Samsung, unveiled a new battery for electric vehicles at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The battery looks to solve the concern of range anxiety among consumers.

Car Tech January 11, 2017

New Smelting Process Can Produce Metals With Less Air Pollution And Greenhouse Gas Emission

A new metal smelting process was accidentally discovered by MIT researchers. It can reduce air pollution and the emission of greenhouse gases associated with traditional metal smelting.

Material Science August 26, 2016

Engineers Develop Paperlike Battery Electrode Using Combo Of Graphene And Silicon

A group of researchers are planning to make batteries perform even better. With a combo of graphene and silicon, they’ve made a paperlike battery electrode.

FUTURE TECH April 2, 2016

Engineers Build Solar-Powered Batteries Using Rust

Stanford researchers built solar batteries using metal oxides such as rust. This is hoped to pave the way for large-scale solar energy storage in the future, given solar power as a limitless resource.

Energy February 28, 2016

A UN Panel Seeks To Ban Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Batteries From Airlines

Like hoverboards, it looks like rechargeable batteries might be the next thing to be booted from airlines.

FUTURE TECH January 28, 2016

Work Out To Get Fit And Create Clean Energy: MIT Figured Out How To Harness Movement For Electricity

Researchers from the MIT found a way to create clean energy by transforming body movement to electricity. Check out the practical uses of the technology and its benefits for both companies and consumers.

FUTURE TECH January 8, 2016

Laser-Induced Graphene Might Make The Battery Obsolete

Laser-induced graphene-made supercapacitors might one day replace battery power as we know it.

Energy December 7, 2015

Prototype Sodium-Ion Battery About On Par With Early Lithium-Ion Batteries

Yes, sodium like salt. Not that the batteries are filled with salt — that'd be gross.

FUTURE TECH December 4, 2015

Researchers Have Figured Out How To 3D-Print Rechargeable Batteries

Researchers have developed a way to 3D-print rechargeable Li-ion batteries, using an electrolyte paste and electrode slurry.

FUTURE TECH August 7, 2015

Making Next-Generation Lithium-ion Batteries That Won’t Burst Into Flames

Next-generation lithium batteries are much lighter and more efficient than those currently used in consumer electronics, but they are even more prone to fires than current models. Now, researchers have come up with a design that could make them safer.

Science June 19, 2015

We're Throwing Away Perfectly Usable Batteries, Says Maker Of Battery Boost Device

Batteriser, a voltage booster, can yield the 80 percent of a battery's energy that usually gets thrown out, the maker says. A thin sleeve fits over the battery that still fits in most battery compartments.

Energy June 3, 2015

New Imaging Method For Batteries Could Herald New Age Of Renewable Energy

A new X-ray imaging technique could assist researchers in developing a new generation of batteries, solar cells, electric cars and more. What new secrets have now been revealed about lithium-ion batteries?

April 21, 2015

Apple Is Likely Poaching Samsung Employees For Its Electric Car

An intriguing rumor is hitting the web hinting that Apple is snatching Samsung workers for its next project, Titan.

Business February 24, 2015

Si Nanofiber Paper-like Material May Be Key To Long Lasting Vehicle Batteries

Researchers create paper-like silicon nanofibers that may have just solved a key problem in batteries for electronics, offer viable alternative to address problems with graphite.

February 23, 2015

Weed, not graphene, may be a better supercapacitor. What?!?

Hemp may be a wonder material in designing the next generation of supercapacitors that could revolutionize the electronics industry.

August 14, 2014

Tesla teams with Panasonic on Gigafactory

Tesla has announced it is teaming with Panasonic to build what it calls a Gigafactory to produce lithium ion batteries in the United States. While the location remains unknown, the partnership should help move the project forward.

FUTURE TECH July 31, 2014

Is Tesla factory Nevada-bound or not?

Rumors continue to fly over where Tesla will be putting its battery factory. The front-runners appear to be Nevada and California, but nothing substantial from Tesla has been revealed.

FUTURE TECH July 28, 2014

Silicon nanoparticles designed to mimic seed arrangement of pomegranate may lead to lighter, better batteries

Scientists have come up with a novel design for lithium-ion batteries. The new battery has electrodes designed in a manner similar to the seeds of pomegranate fruit, and can be used to create more compact and more powerful batteries.

Energy February 19, 2014

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