Scientists Create Eco-friendly Battery from Wood

June 21, 2013 / No Comments

As you all know, various rechargeable batteries use lithium. But now scientists from the University of Maryland have designed a ‘green’ battery using a sliver of wood covered with tin. The various parts in the battery are a thousand times slimmer than a paper piece. To make this ‘green’ battery, the scientists have ditched lithium and have brought in sodium, which ...

Phone Batteries Can Live Longer with Solar-Powered Screen Panels

June 20, 2013 / No Comments

SunPartner Group, a French start up, is said to be testing a transparent panel that might find its place inside consumer phones by next year. The significance of the panel is that it would use solar energy to increase cell phone battery life by almost 20 percent! These Wysips panels are less than 0.5mm thick and  unobtrusive, so that they can ...

KudoCase for iPhone 5 Improves Battery Life without Adding Bulk

March 25, 2013 / No Comments

We have got plenty of smartphone devices with high-end specs. But unfortunately, apps and functions put more stress on the battery. Like we all know, battery drain is the biggest issue with any smartphone. Though solar powered chargers and power packs help to get more battery life, yet they add unwanted bulk to your sleek and beautiful smartphone. But now, wireless ...

Chevy Volt Owners’ Charge-up Costs Can Be Calculated by App

October 8, 2012 / No Comments

We all know that driving an electric vehicle is cheaper than driving on gasoline. But, it is difficult to calculate how much an electric drive actually costs on a monthly basis. Worry not. General Motors’ OnStar division is trying to develop an app for Chevrolet Volt owners to figure out the new cost per mile. The new EcoHub app reminds Volt ...

Solar ReStore Battery Charges Your Phones Even When You Are Away From Home

July 12, 2012 / No Comments

There are times when you are out, like camping trips, beach parties or trekking, when your phone's battery drains out and you feel helpless as you can do nothing about it. Stop worrying, solar energy is here to help you. We are talking about the Solar ReStore battery that promises to revive your phone when away from home. The ReVIVE Solar ...

University of California Deploys 1.1Mega Watt Green Battery to Power Building

May 16, 2012 / No Comments

Today, almost everything runs on batteries. Take a look at your phone, tablet, calculator or even your watch. They all run on batteries and these small devices are what helped us get this far into technology. There are different kinds of batteries and there are different ways of using them, but we never really use them for big time purposes ...

239 Fisker Karmas Recalled over Battery Safety Issue

December 30, 2011 / No Comments

As we had already told you, the Fisker Karma battery issue has evoked an informal protest among the car owners over the past few weeks. The issue was related with the uncoordinated cooling problem the batteries in some Karma models were having that can lead to a short circuit. The situation has led to the recall of a slew of ...

MIT Students Come Up with Liquid Fuel for Electric Cars

June 9, 2011 / No Comments

What we have for you now is not just some usual news on alternate fuel technologies. A group of Massachusetts Institute of Technology students have come up with a brand new technology, which is definitely going to lure many of you to EVs. Perhaps, nothing concerns the EV owners as much as its charging and range. Here comes the perfect ...

Battery-Powered Fiat 500 BEV to Lose $10,000 on Every Single Unit Sold

April 6, 2011 / No Comments

The huge loss the Chrysler group may have to suffer on the production of its battery powered Fiat 500 BEV (Battery Electric Vehicle) has turned out to be a concern. Even after the retail price being three times higher, the company is set for a losing battle. However, this financial imbalance would not affect the automaker from launching the Chrysler-built electric ...

Solar Powered Military Uniforms Get Ready

March 21, 2011 / No Comments

Scientists in the UK are working on a solar powered kit that could lessen the burden on soldiers and increase their mobility by 50%. The kit is designed by the Universities of Glasgow, Loughborough, Strathclyde, Leeds, Reading, and Brunel and funded by both the Ministry of Defense and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.