All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘batteries’

Elon Musk: New Tesla Product Line Coming April 30

Elon Musk and Tesla are cooking up something for late April, and it’s not a new car. “Major new Tesla product line – not a car – will be unveiled at our Hawthorne Design Studio on Thurs 8pm, April 30,” said Musk in a tweet. Major new Tesla product line — not a car — will be unveiled at our …

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Tesla and Apple Rumors Continue to Swirl

On Sunday, the San Francisco Chronicle released an article which has shaken the core of the internet and tech world. According to an anonymous source, Adrian Perica, Apple’s merger and acquisitions chief, and Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, held a secret meeting in Cupertino, CA last spring. Unfortunately, both Apple and Tesla have declined to comment on such a meeting. …

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Lithium Batteries Cause Plane Crash

Anyone who has ever carried a battery and spare change in the same pocket knows that things can heat up considerably when that battery gets going. Never done that? How about crossing up and connecting together two nine-volt batteries? That neither? Well, trust me, it gets hot. The Associated Press reports that something quite like that happened aboard a UPS …

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BMW, Toyota Team Up to Develop Future Battery Technology, Hydrogen Fuel-Cell System

BMW and Toyota today announced that the car companies have teamed up to develop a new fuel-cell system and the future of lithium battery technology. The companies signed binding agreements to collaborate on several projects meant to usher in future vehicle technology. “[Toyota] and the BMW Group share the same strategic vision of future sustainable mobility,” said Norbert Reithofer, chairman …

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Folding Battery Developed By KAIST Researchers

Researchers from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) have developed a flexible battery, which is capturing some media attention, and could be used to make electronic devices more bendable. The important thing to note is that when the battery is bent, it does not interfere with the flow of electricity. Here it is in action: A paper …

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Spray Paint Battery Could Turn Any Surface Into Power Storage

Researchers at Rice University have developed a battery that can be spray-painted. The lithium-ion battery can be painted onto nearly any surface, and is rechargeable. The battery is spray-painted in layers, with each layer representing a part of a traditional battery. The study of this technology has been published today in Nature‘s online journal Scientific Reports. “This means traditional packaging …

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