Battery Technology

Read the latest research on everything from new longer life batteries and batteries with viruses to a nano-size battery.
  1. A new electrochemical energy harvesting device can generate electrical current from the full range of human motions and is thin enough to embed in clothing.
  2. Researchers have applied advanced scanning methods to visualize the previously unexplored surface of a superconductor: lithium titanate.
  3. Scientists have reported a molecular pulley binder for high-capacity silicon anodes of lithium ion batteries.
  4. Folding robots based on origami have emerged as an exciting new frontier of robotic design, but generally require onboard batteries or a wired connection to a power source, limiting their functionality. Scientist have now created battery-free folding robots that are capable of complex, repeatable movements powered and controlled through a wireless magnetic field.
  5. A challenge in entertaining young children is keeping their toys powered up. Now, one group reports that they are one step closer to battery-free interactive games.