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The Original Tesla Roadster Gets A Battery Boost For Longer Range
Science & Tech  (tags: tesla, batteries, upgrade, roadster battery )

Kathryn
- 111 days ago - forbes.com
People who bought the original $100,000 Tesla Roadster may soon be able to upgrade to a new battery pack which, along with other changes, will increase the car's range to up to 400 miles between charges.The current battery is good for 245 miles.
Graphene: How Carbon May Save the Planet From Global Warming, Drought and More
Science & Tech  (tags: graphene, batteries, cars, Tesla, Elon Musk, 3D Printing )

Freya
- 221 days ago - alternet.org
Earlier his summer, Tesla founder Elon Musk once again played the futurist wizard and announced he had eclipsed the battery technology used in his all-electric Tesla Model S sedan. He told the media that the new technology he's banking on, graphene
How a Simple 9 Volt Battery Started a House Fire - Please Don't Let It Happen to You   video
Science & Tech  (tags: 9 bolt battery, house fire, safety, batteries )

Dandelion
- 451 days ago - youtube.com
After living through a fire in his own house, Dave shares the lessons he learned during his experience. Please share this message with friends and families so that they can learn to be safe with batteries.
Cheap, Efficient Organic Flow Battery Materials
Science & Tech  (tags: science, batteries, organic, energy, environment, discovery, research, study, Gizmos )

Michael
- 454 days ago - ecogeek.org
The science of power storage has a new variety of options and new materials to investigate thanks to some recent developments in the chemistry of materials used in flow batteries.
Sulfur Makes Safer, More Efficient Batteries
Science & Tech  (tags: research, science, batteries, sulfur, lithium ion, energy, design, Gizmos, technology, performance )

Michael
- 663 days ago - ecogeek.org
Sulfur continues to offer promise in the energy storage realm. Low-cost lithium sulfur batteries are now moving closer to practicality with new developments that could offer four times the energy storage of lithium-ion batteries.
Electric Bacteria Could Be Used for Bio-Battery
Science & Tech  (tags: batteries, power, bacteria, energy )

Freya
- 752 days ago - news.yahoo.com
In an important step toward the creation of "bio-batteries," a new study reveals how bacteria produce electricity when proteins in their cell membranes come into contact with a mineral surface.
New Power Source Discovered
Science & Tech  (tags: energy, batteries, power, MIT )

Freya
- 1111 days ago - unisaustralia.com
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and RMIT University have made a breakthrough in energy storage and power generation.
Vibration Packs Aim to Replace Batteries for Gadgets
Science & Tech  (tags: electronics, batteries, generator, replace )

Anna
- 1730 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A Japanese electronics firm has shown off a vibration-harvesting generator that could replace standard batteries.
Significant Step Toward Lightweight Batteries
Science & Tech  (tags: technology, Lightweight, Batteries )

Leslie
- 1838 days ago - sciencedaily.com
A team of researchers at MIT has made significant progress on a technology that could lead to batteries with up to three times the energy density of any battery that currently exists.
Carbon Nanotubes Used to Make Batteries From Fabrics
Science & Tech  (tags: Carbon nanotubes, batteries, fabrics, Ordinary cotton, polyester )

Leslie
- 1911 days ago - news.bbc.co.uk
Ordinary cotton and polyester fabrics have been turned into batteries that retain their flexibility.
Plug-In Hybrids Could Require 160 New Power Plants By 2030 (Or None At All) : Gas 2.0
Science & Tech  (tags: automobiles, batteries, cars, conversions, diy, electric vehicle, EV, fuel economy, gasoline, hacks, hybrid, PHEV, plug-in, power generation, prius, transportation, research, news, transportation )

Clayton
- 2590 days ago - gas2.org
Oak Ridge National Laboratory found that nighttime charging of plug-in hybrids would not increase electricity demand over baseline levels. But if owners charge their vehicles during the day, it could require the construction of 160 new power plants.
100 MPG+ Plug-In Hybrids Already Available (Check âEUR~Em Out) : Gas 2.0
Science & Tech  (tags: automobiles, batteries, cars, conversions, diy, electric vehicle, EV, fuel economy, gasoline, hacks, hybrid, PHEV, plug-in, prius, transportation )

Clayton
- 2590 days ago - gas2.org
Not everyone is waiting until 2010 to get their first plug-in hybrid. As I reported previously, Hybrids Plus out of Boulder, CO, is offering conversions for the Toyota Prius and Ford Escape hybrids, turning them into 100 MPG+ superstars. Check them out...
"E-Trash" A Growing Concern
Science & Tech  (tags: electronics, lead, trash, cell phones, computers, batteries )


- 2712 days ago - cbsnews.com
That Year-Old Cell Phone You Threw Out? It Could End Up Leaking Lead
   

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