8 Jun 2020
A Viable Sodium Battery
Researchers have created a sodium-ion battery that holds as much energy and works as well as some commercial lithium-ion battery chemistries, making for a potentially viable battery technology out of abundant and cheap materials.
22 Jan 2020
Finalists Announced for 2019 R&D 100 Awards
Finalists for the venerable R&D 100 Awards have been announced by R&D World magazine and its new parent company, WTWH Media, LLC.
28 Oct 2019
Scientists Pinpoint Cause of Dendrites, Whiskers in Lithium Batteries
Scientists have uncovered a root cause of the growth of needle-like structures--known as dendrites and whiskers--that plague lithium batteries, sometimes causing a short circuit, failure, or even a fire.
5 Mar 2019
MGX enters next phase of high energy lithium-ion battery development
MGX and UBC are working together to develop next-generation Li-ion batteries capable of quadrupling energy density from current 100 Wh/kg up to 400 Wh/kg for use in long-range electric vehicles and grid storage.
28 Jan 2019
Nanoscale drug delivery method developed
Researchers have developed a novel way to deliver drugs and therapies into cells at the nanoscale without causing toxic effects that have stymied other such efforts. The work could someday lead to more effective therapies and diagnostics for cancer and other illnesses.
3 Apr 2018
Research hints at double the driving range for electric vehicles
When it comes to the special sauce of batteries, researchers have discovered it's all about the salt concentration. By getting the right amount of salt, right where they want it, they've demonstrated a small lithium-metal battery can re-charge about seven times more than batteries with conventional electrolytes.
21 Feb 2018
New water-splitting method could open path to hydrogen economy
Researchers have found a way to more efficiently generate hydrogen from water — an important key to making clean energy more viable.
14 Feb 2018
Sodium battery could provide cheap, effective lithium alternative
Sodium-ion batteries might soon provide a less expensive, viable alternative to lithium-ion batteries. The new technology also would help solve material sustainability issues by alleviating the mining of lithium - a diminishing resource.
23 Aug 2017
ShAPEing the future of magnesium car parts
Magnesium — the lightest of all structural metals — has a lot going for it in the quest to make ever lighter cars and trucks that go farther on a tank of fuel or battery charge.
24 Mar 2017
Coming together, falling apart, and starting over, battery style
Whether inside your laptop computer or storing energy outside wind farms, we need high-capacity, long-lasting, and safe batteries.
17 Jan 2017
New thin films can self-repair following damage
Separating one chemical from another may sound incredibly dull, but it's vital to making everything from plastic dishes to cleaning drinking water.
8 Nov 2016
Unienergy Technologies is a rising star in the redox flow space, with MWh-scale projects around the globe and a clear ownership of the whole supply chain.
6 Oct 2016
Self-charging tag tracks fish as long as they swim
With each swish of a tail, scientists now have a tool that could study the movements of fish throughout their entire lives.
4 Oct 2016
New steel for better electric motors
Within a few years, the U.S. Department of Energy wants plug-in electric vehicles to be just as affordable and convenient as the internal-combustion machines most of us drive today.
29 Apr 2016
Unexpected discovery leads to a better battery
An unexpected discovery has led to a rechargeable battery that's as inexpensive as conventional car batteries, but has a much higher energy density.
16 Mar 2016
LG Display, Jabil, NASA: Cornerstones at IDTechEx Wearable Europe
Europe's largest event on Wearable Technology, with over 225 speakers and 170 exhibitors, taking place in Berlin on April 27-28 will feature opening presentations highlighting the latest progress with wearable technology.
16 Mar 2016
LG Display, Jabil, NASA: Cornerstones at Printed Electronics Europe
Europe's largest event on Printed Electronics, with over 225 speakers and 170 exhibitors, taking place in Berlin on April 27-28 will feature opening presentations highlighting the latest progress with printed and flexible electronics.
7 Sep 2015
New 3D nano-material enhances battery storage
The scientists' goal is to produce new materials for a host of uses, ranging from high-efficiency batteries, ultracapacitors, fuel cells and hydrogen storage devices to lightweight thermal coatings for hypersonic jets, multifunctional materials for aerospace, and more.