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.
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A new method can convert 65-cent red bricks from Home Depot into a supercapacitor that can store electricity, researchers report.
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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.
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New technology can keep lithium batteries like those in our phones from heating up, failing, or exploding, researchers report.
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A new technique that mirrors how scientists make graphene with lasers uses sticky tape to improve lithium metal batteries.
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A new lithium-ion battery for electric cars offers both safety and high performance—and can last for 1 million miles.
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Artificial intelligence has brought the dream of recharging electric vehicles in the time it takes to stop at a gas station closer to reality.
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Researchers have figured out how to give electric car batteries that have reached the end of their life new potential, which is better for the environment.
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Too much stress in widely used lithium iron phosphate battery cathodes can open cracks and quickly degrade batteries.
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