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Coronavirus Face Masks

Crazy new tech can turn used face masks into cheap batteries

March 1st, 2022

The face mask you’re wearing today could be used to power your car or phone tomorrow. According to a new study published in the Journal of Energy, hard-to-recycle material could soon be turned into cost-effective batteries. Researchers at the National University of Science and Technology in Russia have worked alongside colleagues from the United States …

Electric Car Battery

This amazing electric car battery recharges in just 10 minutes

September 7th, 2021

Carmakers are in a hurry to “fix” two electric car battery issues that buyers are concerned with more than anything else. One is the range and the second is charging anxiety. Drivers aren’t just worried about not having enough juice in the tank to get to their destination. They’re also concerned they’ll have to waste …

wearable battery power

Scientists invented a wearable that recharges in the most incredible way

February 25th, 2021

For all the technological advances that have been made in the consumer electronic space, batteries are still the biggest limitation.  Allowing a device to charge without needing a plug is a huge advantage, but things like personal solar chargers and other technologies haven’t matured as fast as we’d have liked. A new research effort has …

spacewalk batteries

Astronauts are swapping out ISS batteries like it’s an old pickup truck

October 7th, 2019

The International Space Station is a high-tech laboratory and high-flying living space. It’s an incredible structure that has been keeping astronauts safe and helping them carry out scientific objectives for nearly two decades now. But, like any decades-old piece of machinery, the old girl needs a bit of maintenance every now and again, and that’s …

EcoFlow River Bank battery pack

Battery packs are for so much more than charging phones these days

May 9th, 2018

Battery packs are as ubiquitous as they are cheap. The top-rated battery pack section on Amazon is one of the most hotly-contested on the entire website, and companies have risen and fallen on the strength of their portable chargers. Design has evolved significantly over the years, mostly recently with the widespread adoption of USB-C as …