Innovations driving the development of extra long-life batteries

As technology continues to creep into our everyday lives, we are becoming more dependent on batteries to power our devices. It is no surprise, then, that science is looking to improve the lifespan of batteries – and they may be close to making a truly great technological leap as a result.

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Battery-powered flight – the not so distant future

Whether you are powering a remote control for the TV or an electrically powered car until recently, you would have been using one type of battery – lithium-ion. But the position of lithium-ion batteries as the dominant force in the realm of portable power generation is about to change

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Electric power or Hydrogen fuel cells: which will be the fuel source of the future – Part 1

The first question most car drivers would have upon reading that headline would be: what is a Hydrogen fuel cell? By now, most people have heard of the new range of vehicles powered by electric batteries making their way into the car dealerships. And in the coming years, as all the major players in the automobile industry get involved, the understanding of electrically powered cars will only grow.

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California’s storable energy problem

The state of California has been suffering from periodic electricity shortfalls for quite a while now. The state’s management has decided that a considerable upgrade in its battery provision’s storage capability is necessary to overcome these difficulties. This will also help towards the state’s climate change targets of becoming energy neutral.

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Plastic powered submarines and a new type of battery power

A battery that has been developed in Japan by Sanyo.Corp that is nearly completed built from plastic. This revolutionary product has been undergoing testing in recent months, running a drone submarine made by Kawasaki’s heavy industry department. The trials have proved positive, with the submarine managing to double the battery’s previous run time from eight to sixteen hours.

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Graphene Batteries

In recent times both science and the general public have become aware of the many uses of graphene and the many different properties it possesses. It has indeed been labelled a wonder substance, not only is it very conductive of both thermal and electrical energy it is also extraordinarily pliable and even unusually light and flexible. The most attractive feature of this material is that it is sustainable and green in its consumption.

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Singapore – Leading the way in track and trace

In Singapore, the authorities are following a very tech-led approach to dealing with the spread of coronavirus. Although, as with so many high technologically based tracking apps; this application is not without its critics.

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A Better Way to Store Renewable Energy

The demand and pace at which the electricity system in the United Kingdom is changing have dramatically altered significantly in light of the ongoing Covid situation. The UK now is a world leader in how much energy is generated by wind power from turbines, formerly on land but now increasing at sea. Using fossil fuels to make energy is dramatically less than in previous years.

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