Batteries power much of modern life, from electric and hybrid cars to computers, medical devices and cellphones. But unless they're made easier and cheaper to recycle, a battery waste crisis looms.
Oct. 22, 2020 • ~10 min
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MIT researchers reveal inadequacies in current battery models.
Sept. 21, 2020 • ~7 min
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Batteries that can conform to the shape of a robot's body double as protection and far more efficient energy storage could pave the way for new bots.
Aug. 24, 2020 • ~6 min
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Researchers have identified a potential new degradation mechanism for electric vehicle batteries – a key step to designing effective methods to improve battery
Aug. 24, 2020 • ~4 min
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Everactive provides an industrial “internet of things” platform built on its battery-free sensors.
Aug. 20, 2020 • ~8 min
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The UK plans to build huge batteries to store renewable energy – but there's a much cheaper solution
Grid-scale batteries could be at least double the cost of those in electric vehicles.
July 27, 2020 • ~6 min
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EVs will have lower sticker prices than gas vehicles when batteries are cheaper. Getting there comes down to knowing where to cut costs.
July 27, 2020 • ~8 min
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Motors first designed for the International Space Station can help people using prosthetic legs to walk with a more natural gait, researchers say.
July 17, 2020 • ~5 min
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