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LiV Rush – All Electric Sports Car

LiV Rush – All Electric Sports Car

EV Innovations, a Las Vegas manufacturer of plug-in, battery powered vehicles, has developed the LiV Rush, an all-electric lithium battery powered sports car capable of going from 0 to 60 mph in 5.0 seconds. The LiV Rush is able to ...

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Toshiba Speedy Recharge Battery

Toshiba Speedy Recharge Battery

Engineers at Toshiba have developed batteries that can be recharged to 90% of their capacity with a current as large as 50 amperes (A) in less than five minutes. Mr. Toshiharu Watanabe, Corporate Vice President of Toshiba Corporation and Chief ...

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World’s Smallest Fuel Cell

World’s Smallest Fuel Cell

Chemical engineers from the University of Illinois at Urbane-Champaign have developed the world’s smallest fuel cell, measuring only about 3x3x1 mm. In comparison with conventional batteries, fuel cells are able to store much more energy in a given space and ...

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Energy-Harvesting Radios

Energy-Harvesting Radios

Engineers from Kansas State University (KSU), in collaboration with the San Diego-based integrated circuit manufacturer “Peregrine Semiconductor” are set to develop an energy-harvesting radio, which would be able to continuously transmit data without ever requiring a change of batteries. Professor ...

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Sci-Fi Future: Battery Viruses

Sci-Fi Future: Battery Viruses

Engineers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a method to create and install tiny microbatteries which are the size of half a human cell. Using viruses to generate power, this new type of battery could one day power ...

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Super Fuel Cells

Super Fuel Cells

Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have improved the power output of a certain type of fuel cell by more than 50 percent. Their creative use of technology could help these environment friendly energy storage devices find a much ...

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Nanowire Batteries to Hold 10 Times More Power

Nanowire Batteries to Hold 10 Times More Power

A team of researchers from Stanford University, led by Yi Cui, assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, have recently succeeded in reinventing the rechargeable lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries used in laptops, iPods, cell phones, cameras, and other modern electronic devices. ...

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Hyperion Nuclear Batteries

Hyperion Nuclear Batteries

The Los Alamos based company Hyperion Power Generation is developing a new power source called the Hyperion Hydride Reactor, a sealed fission reactor that can supply power to a small community. Although the portable nuclear reactor is the size of ...

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Power Through Movement Technology

Power Through Movement Technology

The Idaho based Company Motion 2 Energy has recently developed a system capable of channeling the energy created by movement into electric energy. The motion required for generating the energy can be either human or vehicular, and the electric energy ...

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SoftBattery – Thin Power Source

SoftBattery – Thin Power Source

“Enfucell”, a Finland-based company, has developed a flexible thin battery named “SoftBattery”. This 0.3 – 1.0 millimeter battery (1.5 or 3.0 V) can produce a peak electric current of 4mA/cm². Enfucell was founded in 2002, after nearly ten years of ...

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