Category Archives: Batteries

SOUNDBOKS: Batteries to Power the Next Speakers

Your next portable speakers may be able to violate county noise ordinances without the necessity of them being plugged into a vehicle power inverter, a portable generator or even a wall socket. This is what Soundboks is claiming, and their speakers will be battery-powered. Most portable speakers are limited in their size and their power output. Usually, if you want sizes and power capacity beyond those, it becomes necessary to power the speakers through AC adapters or wall plugs so they can output Read more [...]

What are Flexible Batteries?

We are accustomed to thinking of batteries as heavy and chunky implements capable of storing energy and powering electronic devices. For long, use-and-throw carbon-zinc batteries along with rechargeable Lead-acid and Nickel-Cadmium batteries dominated. With the advent of portable devices such as netbooks, ultrabooks, and other hand-held devices, the battery market exploded with various types, of which, the most popular was the Lithium-ion rechargeable battery. However, with electronic gadgets Read more [...]

Flexible Aluminum Battery for Smartphones

Would you be interested in a battery that takes only a second to charge up and is flexible enough to wrap around your smartphone? While manufacturers would be more interested in the flexibility feature, most users will welcome the quick charging time. At Stanford University, researchers claim to have developed such a battery from cheap, plentiful materials. It is flexible and charges up very fast as well. The new aluminum battery has a foil anode made of flexible aluminum, a cathode of graphite Read more [...]

Rechargeable Batteries from Packing Materials

Sweden was in the news recently for their extreme recycling capacity. Swedes recycle waste to the extent that they have to import garbage from other countries for use as landfills. Others countries struggling to recycle their garbage may be interested in generating rechargeable batteries from discarded packing materials that do not degrade when used as landfills. At Purdue University, researchers have found a new way to recycle discarded peanut-shaped packing materials. They are turning these Read more [...]