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Lithium-ion battery inventor finally runs down
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At age 100

The splendidly named inventor of the lithium-ion battery, John B. Goodenough has died. He was 100.

Never mind snakes, it is phones you have to worry about on planes
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Numbers of fires up over the last five years

A CBS News Investigation has discovered that lithium-Ion battery fires on aircraft have increased by 42 per cent over the last five years.

Italians make edible batteries
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Wednesday, 10 May 2023 11:56

Italians make edible batteries


Getting a pizza of battery development

A team of researchers at the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Milan recently created a fully rechargeable battery using nontoxic edible components.

Boffins can recycle lithium-ion batteries with water
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Cells with glue-like binders

Boffins at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have discovered a new material that allows old lithium-ion cells to be recycled with just water. And it could soon make battery recycling cheaper and safer.

Another battery breakthrough
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Thursday, 15 December 2022 11:26

Another battery breakthrough


Will this one see the light of day?

Every week we write about a new breakthough in battery technology, and yet for some reason none of them ever appear. This week, boffins from the University of New South Wales in Australia and Yokohama National University in Japan have identified a new type of positive electrode material that could lead to more durable solid-state batteries.

Mass sodium-ion battery released
Published in Transportation
Monday, 05 December 2022 09:57

Mass sodium-ion battery released


We don't need no expensive lithium 

HiNa Battery has produced what it is calling the world's first mass production run of sodium-ion batteries which don't use expensive lithium.

Pohang University boffins come up with a better Lithium battery
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630km on a single charge, if it ever sees the light of day

Pohang university boffins led by Professor Soojin Park have developed anode-free lithium batteries which they claim have a longer life on a single charge.

De Nora and Green Energy Storage want to create a hydrogen battery
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Because the Hindenburg taught us nothing 

Italian electrode maker De Nora and Green Energy Storage have partnered to develop a hydrogen battery prototype.

AI can improve batteries which will never see the light of day
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Is there nothing AI can't do?

After decades of humans inventing new battery tech which for some reason never gets to market, it appears that the boffins have come up with a way of making AI do the job for them.

Apple finally brings back the battery gauge
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 09 August 2022 11:39

Apple finally brings back the battery gauge


After keeping users in the dark for so long

Fruity cargo cult Apple has finally caved into pressure and bought back the battery percentage gauge on the iOS 16.