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Nobel Prize in Chemistry split 3 ways for lithium-ion battery research

From left: Akira Yoshino, Dr. M. Stanley Whittingham and Dr. John Goodenough (Charles Dharapak / Yoshiaki Sakamoto / Kyodo News / Binghamton University) The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to three scientists whose work developing lithium-ion batteries made mobile phones, iPads, laptops, and electric cars possible. The three recipients are U.S. engineer John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham of the U.K., and Akira Yoshino of Japan. They will share the 9 million Swedish kronor...
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Chemistry Nobel Prize Goes to Lithium-Ion Batteries, Even If They Explode Sometimes

The Nobel Foundation has awarded scientists John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham, and Akira Yoshino the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their work developing lithium-ion batteries. Read more...
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Tour of our Boat’s Electrical System – Solar, Lithium & Inverters!

As technomads – our mobile electrical systems are the lifeblood of our various nomadic homes. After all – we need to keep all this technology powered up somehow. And while stock RV and boat electrical systems are often perfectly useable (if somewhat limited) – whenever we embrace a technomadic home we just can’t resist diving […]
Tags: Travel, Technology, Featured, Gear, Solar, Mobile Technology, Lithium Ion Batteries, Boating, Nomadic Lifestyle, Lithium, Boat Projects, RV & Boat Solar


Spacewalk success as astronauts upgrade batteries on the ISS

The International Space Station was treated to some new batteries on Friday, thanks to two NASA astronauts who took a spacewalk for nearly seven hours in order to complete the upgrades. The post Spacewalk success as astronauts upgrade batteries on the ISS appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Nasa, International Space Station, Astronauts, Lithium Ion Batteries, Emerging Tech, Power upgrades


Spacewalk a success as astronauts upgrade batteries on the ISS

The International Space Station was treated to some new batteries on Friday, thanks to two NASA astronauts who took a spacewalk for nearly seven hours in order to complete the upgrades. The post Spacewalk a success as astronauts upgrade batteries on the ISS appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Nasa, International Space Station, Astronauts, Lithium Ion Batteries, Emerging Tech, Power upgrades


US bans lithium batteries from cargo holds on passenger flights

On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration issued new rules designed to protect air passengers from the potential dangers of lithium ion batteries. The new interim final rule disallows lithium ion cells and batteries in the cargo area of passenger airplanes. The rule also sets new guidance for lithium ion batteries that travel on cargo-carrying planes, specifying that they not exceed a state of being 30 percent charged. “This rule will strength...
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Delta Flight Delayed After Vape Battery Reportedly Bursts Into Flames

On Wednesday, a flight from LaGuardia airport to Texas turn unexpectedly smoky when a vape battery reportedly stored in an overhead bin overheated and burst into flames.Read more...
Tags: Texas, Science, Delta, Laguardia, Lithium Ion Batteries, Vape Pen


Maxwell, Struggling Battery-Technology Maker, to Sell to Tesla

Battery-technology business Maxwell Technologies has agreed to be acquired by Silicon Valley electric car company Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) in an all-stock deal valued at about $218 million, the San Diego-based company announced Monday.Maxwell (NASDAQ: MXWL) said Palo Alto, CA-based Tesla would buy its shares at $4.75 apiece, a 55 percent premium over its stock price as of market close Feb. 1.Maxwell, which makes energy-storage electronics called ultracapacitors that some automakers use alongside ba...
Tags: Deals, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, San Diego, M&a, Maxwell, TSLA, Silicon Valley, Energy Storage, Merger, Electric Cars, Acquisition, Hybrid Cars


Another Exploding Phone Story Reveals the One Good Thing About Women's Pants

It’s simple folks: Don’t sit on your phone. Or do, and end up like an Ohio man who claims his three-week-old iPhone XS Max exploded and set his rear ablaze.Read more...
Tags: Science, Mobile Phones, Ohio, Lithium Ion Batteries, Exploding Phones, Stop The Anti Pocket Agenda In Womens Clothing


Battery Prices Likely Heading for the Ceiling After Congo Raises Royalty Rate

The Democratic Republic of Congo has declared cobalt a “strategic” substance, nearly tripling the royalty rate miners will have to pay on it. According to a governmental decree, miners will now pay 10 percent in royalties to extract the element. While we’ve previously warned of the likelihood of a global supply shortage elevating the price of […] The post Battery Prices Likely Heading for the Ceiling After Congo Raises Royalty Rate appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Electric Vehicles, Autos, Congo, Automotive Industry, Electric Cars, Democratic Republic Of Congo, Cobalt, Lithium-ion Batteries, News Blog, Precious Metals, Ev Batteries, Cobalt Mining


Battery Entrepreneur Claims Breakthrough, Reducing Need for Controversial Cobalt

While electric vehicles get better every year, they remain beholden to battery technology. This results in a few inherent shortcomings – the most noteworthy being limited range and extended downtime while charging. While this has helped throw a wet blanket EV adoption, it isn’t the technology’s only fault. Modern car batteries are also dependent on relatively […] The post Battery Entrepreneur Claims Breakthrough, Reducing Need for Controversial Cobalt appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Electric Vehicles, Autos, NCA, Energy Storage, Electric Cars, Cobalt, Lithium-ion Batteries, Ev, News Blog, Car Batteries, Cobalt Mining, Automotive Batteries, Nickel batteries


Apple Store in Amsterdam Reportedly Evacuated After iPad Went Up in Flames

An Apple store in Amsterdam’s Leidseplein square was briefly evacuated after an explosion believed to be the result of an overheating iPad battery, Dutch broadcaster AT5 as well as Dutch blog iCulture reported.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Gadgets, Science, Technology, Smartphones, Explosions, Amsterdam, Apple Store, Lithium Ion Batteries, Leidseplein, Battery Fires


Apple Store in Amsterdam Reportedly Evacuated After iPad Battery Exploded

An Apple store in Amsterdam’s Leidseplein square was briefly evacuated after an explosion believed to be the result of an overheating iPad battery resulted in leaking vapors, Dutch broadcaster AT5 as well as Dutch blog iCulture reported.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Gadgets, Science, Technology, Smartphones, Explosions, Amsterdam, Apple Store, Lithium Ion Batteries, Leidseplein, Battery Fires


Malaysian CEO's Death Reportedly Caused by Exploding Phone

Nazrin Hassan, the CEO of a Malaysian venture capital fund, died after one of his cellphones reportedly caught fire while it was charging in his bedroom. Conflicting reports have attributed his cause of death to blunt force trauma and smoke inhalation, but authorities say that they need more time to investigate…Read more...
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The ‘Electric Revolution’ Can’t Happen Without Cobalt, and We’re Already Running Out

As we hurl ourselves into the the glistening, unknown future, we are continuously confronted with new obstacles. While we’re good at coming up with solutions to new problems, there are plenty of important questions left hanging in the air as technology pushes us onward. Why do we keep working longer hours as more things become automated? […] The post The ‘Electric Revolution’ Can’t Happen Without Cobalt, and We’re Already Running Out appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Industry, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Automotive Industry, EVs, Democratic Republic Of Congo, Cobalt, Industry News, Battery Technology, Lithium-ion Batteries, News Blog, The Congo


Another smart luggage startup packs its bags following stricter airline rules

Smart-luggage maker Raden has folded after the airline industry clamped down on battery transportation over safety fears. The New York-based startup follows Bluesmart, which ended its operations earlier this month. The post Another smart luggage startup packs its bags following stricter airline rules appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Mobile, Business, New York, News, Trends, Smart Home, Lithium Ion Batteries, Raden, Smart Bag, Smart Luggage


Smart luggage: Another startup packs its bags following stricter airline rules

Smart-luggage maker Raden has folded after the airline industry clamped down on battery transportation over safety fears. The New York-based startup follows Bluesmart, which ended its operations earlier this month. The post Smart luggage: Another startup packs its bags following stricter airline rules appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Mobile, Business, New York, News, Trends, Smart Home, Lithium Ion Batteries, Raden, Smart Bag, Smart Luggage


TSA Battery Restrictions – Flying with Lithium Ion

The last time I hopped on  a plane, I wondered about my batteries. Sadly, I'm not even sure why I thought about it… I mean with all the worries we already have in the US with how much liquids you have, taking off your shoes and belt and practically everything else (let's not have strip downs ok?), why do we also have to think about our batteries? Well, here's a good report on what you need to think about! TSA Battery Restrictions – Flying with Lithium Ion Via The Slanted Lens: Congratulations!...
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Here's Why Automakers Don't Advertise How Long It Takes To Fully Charge An Electric Car

Almost every EV in production today has one thing in common—lithium ion batteries, from the Tesla Model 3 to the Nissan Leaf and Jaguar I-Pace. As the EV market gets more competitive, automakers have started benchmarking charge times to only 80 percent. Why don’t they advertise how long it takes to fully charge?Read more...
Tags: Science, Electric Vehicles, Batteries, Jaguar, Engines, Electric Cars, Lithium Ion Batteries, Don, Jalopnik Explains


To Keep Making Phones, Apple and Samsung Must Grapple With the World's Dirtiest Industry

Apple may finally be fed up with some of the unethical supply chains that leave the company open to possible shortages. According to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple “is in talks to buy long-term supplies of cobalt directly from miners for the first time.” If this report is true, Apple would begin working directly…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Environment, Samsung, Lithium Ion Batteries, Samsung SDI, Bloomberg Apple, Rare Metals


‘Artisanal’ Child Labor Business Booming, Thanks to Electric Vehicle Renaissance

Electric cars have been praised as the future savior of mankind for quite some time now, but only in the last few years have mainstream automakers promised to drive headlong into EV production. Governments around the globe encourage the transition. The reality of battery production isn’t so clear-cut, however. Unless you make your daily commute […] The post ‘Artisanal’ Child Labor Business Booming, Thanks to Electric Vehicle Renaissance appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Industry, Pollution, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Environmentalism, Automotive Industry, Electric Cars, Democratic Republic Of Congo, Cobalt, Child Labor, Lithium-ion Batteries, News Blog, Precious Metals, Ev Batteries, Cobalt Mining


Lenovo Recalls One of the Best Laptops You Can Buy Because It Might Burst Into Flames

All things considered, the Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon is an amazing laptop. It’s crazy light and powerful with a retro design that will warm your nostalgic little heart. But there is the possibility it could burst into flames, the company announced today. Which is, you know, a bad thing for a laptop.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fire, Lenovo, Lithium Ion Batteries, Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon, Consumer Tech


Betting On Green: Poland Plans to Open Largest Battery Factory in Europe

South Korea’s LG Chem is planning to open the largest lithium-ion battery factory in Europe to aide the continent’s automotive industry as it prepares its much-hyped shift toward EV production. According to LG, construction of the battery plant — located in Wrocław, Poland — is set to begin immediately and batteries should be ready for slotting into vehicles […] The post Betting On Green: Poland Plans to Open Largest Battery Factory in Europe appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Electric Vehicles, Poland, Autos, Lg, EVs, Electric Cars, Lithium-ion Batteries, LG Chem, News Blog, Lithium-ion, BEVs, Wrocław Poland, Battery Production, Battery Plant


Seeing light element lithium with electron microscopy

Remember your cell phone, laptop computer, tablet, and other mobile electronic devices? Most of these devices employ “lithium-ion batteries (LIBs)” which allow for the significant size reduction of batteries due to the high energy-density per unit volume – in other words, there is a high density of electric carries that can be used in charging/discharging of batteries. In addition to these mobile devices, LIBs can be now applied to the power sources used in electric/hybrid vehicles. As storage b...
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Elon Musk announces that Tesla will build a second Gigafactory in Europe

Tesla CEO Elon Musk just announced that the electric vehicle maker and clean energy storage company plans to build a second Gigafactory in Europe. Gigafactory 2 will manufacture both lithium-ion batteries and electric cars, while large-scale production of cars and batteries will also remain in the United States. Tesla also announced the acquisition of a German engineering group, Grohmann Engineering, in order to help boost its vehicle production. The exact location within in Europe will be de...
Tags: Europe, Elon Musk, Design, Germany, Tesla, Infrastructure, United States, Electric Vehicles, Clean Tech, Electric Cars, Musk, Green Transportation, Green Car, Gigafactory, Lithium-ion Batteries, Powerwall


Toyota may have licked the exploding lithium-ion battery problem

Toyota Motors engineers figured out how to make electric car lithium-ion batteries safer, smaller, and more powerful. The automaker used nickel-metal hydride batteries in previous Prius models, but is now going ahead with lithium-ion. The post Toyota may have licked the exploding lithium-ion battery problem appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Toyota, Lithium Ion Batteries, Toyota Motors, 2017 Toyota Prius Prime


Dyson plans to invent breakthrough lithium-ion batteries

Invention-centric Dyson is set on developing the world's longest-lasting, most reliable, and safest lithium-ion battery, employing thousands of engineers and investing billions of dollars. The post Dyson plans to invent breakthrough lithium-ion batteries appeared first on Digital Trends.
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To build a better battery, Dyson will spend $1.4 billion, enlist 3,000 engineers

Invention-centric Dyson is set on developing the world's longest-lasting, most reliable, and safest lithium-ion battery, employing thousands of engineers and investing billions of dollars. The post To build a better battery, Dyson will spend $1.4 billion, enlist 3,000 engineers appeared first on Digital Trends.
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New lithium metal tech can create ultralight car batteries and thinner phones

 Soon cars, drones, phones, and almost anything with a battery are about to get a boost from a new MIT spin-out, SolidEnergy Systems. The company promises to double the battery life of basic lithium ion batteries and will also offer smaller batteries with the power of bigger cells. Why is this technology important? Because it is better than current battery tech and can maintain a energy density… Read More
Tags: TC, Gadgets, Tech, Battery, Lithium Ion Batteries, Rechargeable Batteries


The Bottom Line on Whether You Should Charge Your Phone Overnight

Spoiler, the answer is yes: If your battery needs charging, go ahead and charge it overnight while you sleep. The reason it’s even a question has to do with outdated battery technologies, old fears solved by modern smartphones, and other concerns this Android Authority video addresses in good order.Read more...
Tags: Videos, Smartphones, Batteries, Chargers, Lifehacks, Battery, Lithium Ion Batteries, Android Authority