• How do lithium-ion batteries work

    The smartphone era is only just over a decade old, but the pocket-sized computers at the heart of that societal transformation are only really possible because of another technology: lithium-ion batte

    2019/09/24

  • UK’s largest lithium-ion battery manufacturing facility opens

    Manufacturer of lithium-ion battery technology, Hyperdrive Innovation, has opened the UK’s largest independent battery manufacturing facility in Sunderland today, which will support the Government’s i

    2019/09/14

  • New algorithm may make lithium-ion batteries safer

    Lithium-ion batteries are inherently dangerous. Short circuits, mechanical abuse, battery overcharging, and design and manufacturing flaws can all result in a fire or explosion. In 2017, the Federal A

    2019/09/12

  • A Step for a Promising New Battery to Store Clean Energy

    Researchers have built a more efficient, more reliable potassium-oxygen battery, a step toward a potential solution for energy storage on the nation's power grid and longer-lasting batteries in ce

    2019/09/11

  • Is it bad to let your phone die?

    The battery tech that powers most of our smartphones hasn’t changed much in the past few decades, but common knowledge about how to keep them in tip-top shape? That’s even worse.Here are the top five

    2019/09/01

  • Safe, water-based lithium battery packs an energy punch

    Lithium-ion batteries that use water-based electrolytes instead of flammable solvents would make rechargeable devices safer. But the performance of water-based batteries has been subpar. Now, by desig

    2019/08/14

  • POWER STACKER, A MODULAR BATTERY BANK

    Many of us will own a lithium-ion power pack or two, usually a brick containing a few 18650 cylindrical cells and a 5 V converter for USB charging a cellphone. They’re an extremely useful item to have

    2019/08/14

  • DIAGNOSING (AND DEALING WITH) YOUR LOW-BATTERY ANXIETY

    Recently, a battery caught fire in my kitchen. First it popped and sparked, then it settled into a small flame, giving off a ribbon of gray smoke that smelled like burning plastic and cancer. My partn

    2019/08/08

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