Frozen car batteries won’t blow up in transit

Flash freezing car batteries offers a way to transport them in a safer, cheaper, and more environmentally friendly way, researchers say.

Alice Scott-Warwick | Dec. 2, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology batteries cars sustainability temperature

10-minute charging for electric cars may be on the way

A new battery could lead to super fast charging for electric cars. It would take just 10 minutes for a range of 200 to 300 miles.

A'ndrea Elyse Messer-Penn State | Nov. 6, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment science-and-technology batteries electric-vehicles sustainability transportation vehicles

New lithium-ion battery won’t catch fire

Researchers appear to have corrected a lithium-ion battery's biggest safety hazard: its combustibility.

Johns Hopkins University | Oct. 21, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology batteries electronics

Bendy battery can stretch and twist without losing power

As flexible electronics and folding screens become more widely available, a new twisty, bendable battery could power all the new tech.

Peter Rüegg-ETH Zurich | Sept. 25, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology batteries

Electric scooters aren’t the greenest way to get around

Electric scooter companies may say they're environmentally friendly, but using scooters may not be the greenest way to get where you're going.

Matt Shipman-NC State | Sept. 11, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment batteries cities electric-vehicles emissions transportation

Microwave-size harvester gets water from desert air

A new water harvester can get pure drinking water from the air, even in some of the driest desert environments on the planet.

Robert Sanders-UC Berkeley | Sept. 4, 2019 | futurity
~8 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology batteries metals renewable-energy water

Coating makes lithium metal batteries last and last

A new coating could finally make lithium metal batteries safe and long-lasting, which may help usher in the next generation of electric vehicles.

Mark Golden-Stanford | Aug. 29, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology batteries electric-vehicles lithium sustainability

Why sodium-ion batteries don’t last as long

Hydrogen seems to be the culprit behind the short lifespans of sodium-ion batteries, a potential replacement for costly lithium-ion batteries.

Shelly Leachman-UCSB | Aug. 5, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology batteries electricity hydrogen lithium

Better renewable energy storage could cut emissions

With more investment, better energy storage for wind and solar power could prevent extra energy from being wasted and cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Jim Erickson-Michigan | Aug. 1, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment batteries money renewable-energy taxes

Battery gets ‘blue energy’ from ocean and freshwater mix

A new battery technology can capture "blue energy" from places where saltwater and freshwater mix and constantly keep itself charged.

Rob Jordan-Stanford | July 31, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment batteries renewable-energy salt water

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