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  1. Charging on the Go: Top 5 Portable Chargers

    Charging on the Go: Top 5 Portable Chargers
    Charging A Mobile People are growing increasingly reliant on their smartphones and other technology to navigate the world. However, these sleek pieces of engineering become nothing more than bricks when they do not have sufficient power. Below are five of the best solutions in the form of portable chargers for this common nuisance. Continue reading →
  2. Salt: The Answer to Cheaper, More Practical Way of Energy Storage?

    Salt: The Answer to Cheaper, More Practical Way of Energy Storage?
    Many people believe that using renewable energy is not effective because not enough energy can be generated to meet the needs of a community. However, this is not necessarily the case. Renewable energy creates so much energy that we do not have large enough storage systems to sustain it. As a result, a great deal of the energy produced is...
  3. Electric Car Company Makes Plans for Multi-Billion Dollar Battery Factory

    Electric Car Company Makes Plans for Multi-Billion Dollar Battery Factory
    Tesla Motors, Inc. announced plans to build a $5 billion battery factory that will power its line of popular zero-emissions electric automobiles well into the next decade. However, the company, based in Palo Alto, California, shocked in-state politicians and workers by insisting that the new plant will not be built in the Golden State. Shares of Tesla hit a new...
  4. Batteries Not Required in Medical Devices of the Future?

    Batteries Not Required in Medical Devices of the Future?
    There is the potential to never need batteries in medical devices ever again. A study has recently been published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences discussing how tiny "nanogenerators" have been implanted into different equipment that require batteries to run. These "nanogenerators," which are polymer-based, take the energy that is created by a person's beating heart and converts it...
  5. Next-Gen Technology: The Flow Battery

    Next-Gen Technology: The Flow Battery
    While flow batteries aren't a new technology, they have been experiencing some innovations lately. These devices are seen as a way to make the supply of electricity more reliable and cheaper by evening-out fluctuations in its production. With a greater diversity of energy sources being employed by the power grid, there are difficulties in matching their supply with public demand...
  6. Batteries and Airline Safety

    Batteries and Airline Safety
    New Airline Warnings If you've flown in the past year or two, you may have noticed that one of the new airline safety warnings many airlines are issuing concern over is the presence of lithium ion batteries. Numerous airlines instruct passengers not to leave loose lithium batteries in their luggage. So, just how much of an airline safety threat are...

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