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New Lithium-Air Battery Could Improve the Range of Electric Vehicles

We’d all like to be able to charge our cars in a few hours and then go across the country on a single charge, but that’s not exactly possible right now, unfortunately. Still, this doesn’t mean…

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Improve Your Halloween Display With This Motion Activated Window Figure

I agree with very little when it comes to certain policies which have been fostered upon the globe by good old Uncle Sam, the United States of America, Halloween on the other hand is executed, no…

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Tesla Launches Powerwall Home Battery – $3.5K for 10kWh!

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla has just announced a new line of stationary batteries for home and utilities. Called Powerwall, these units are meant to store energy when it is scarce, expensive or intermittent. Powerwall can scale…

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Batteries Need to Triple Capacity and Cut Price by 67%

Batteries hold a strong place in today’s lifestyle, from remote controls, mobile phones, to hybrid and all-electric car batteries. Battery research is one of the hottest subjects in material science, with researchers promising new creative ideas…

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Ever Wanted to Make Your Own AA Battery?

Have you always found going to a shop to buy AA batteries for remote controls, toys or clocks a labourious and wasteful task? Well now you can make your own with this handy tutorial! Just be…

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Charge Your Phone in 30 Seconds

Reuters reports about an Israeli company that claims to have developed a prototype that could charge a mobile phone in 30 seconds. “Using nano-technology to synthesize artificial molecules, Tel Aviv-based StoreDot says it has developed a…

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Electric Car Energy Density Boosted 7x Using Poroxide

Electric cars are here to stay, it doesn’t matter if they’re powered by hydrogen or a plug socket, they’ve proven to be more efficient than petrol engines and that’s an important step in the right direction.…

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Harley-Davidson Unveils the Company’s First Electric Motorcycle

Motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson unveiled the Project LiveWire electric motorcycle, showing the famed brand wants to diversify its motorcycle offerings. Unfortunately, similar to other first-generation electric vehicles, the project motorcycle has a relatively short battery range.  A…

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Bluetooth Padlock TEO Lets You Share Unlock Permissions With Friends On The Fly

TEO is a bluetooth-enabled smart-lock produced by OckCorp and is already a week past its start in the Kickstarter campaign. Their target is to raise $151,000 and then start TEO’s production. TEO is not the first…

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Bill Gates Foundation Funding Urine Battery Research

Next time your phone needs charging, spare a thought for the fact that not every part of the world is equipped with a USB socket, wall charger or similar device. The Bill Gates Foundation is now…