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New sulfur-based battery is safer, cheaper, more powerful than lithium-ion
Scientists at the DoE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have created an all-solid lithium-sulfur battery that is cheaper, less flammable, and has four times the energy density of conventional lithium-ion batteries.
Sebastian Anthony Extreme Tech  (April 2013)

New lithium-ion battery design
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a new lithium-ion battery technology that is 2,000 times more powerful than comparable batteries.
Sebastian Anthony Extreme Tech  (April 2013)

Spray-on battery invented
Scientists in the United States have developed a paint that can store and deliver electrical power just like a battery.
NZHerald  (May 2012)

Around the world on solar power
A New Zealand firm is enjoying its moment in the sun after a vessel it designed became the first to travel around the world on solar energy
Reuters; (June 2012)

Graphene supercapacitors are 20 times as powerful, can be made with a DVD burner
Graphene capacitors are both highly flexible and have an energy density far beyond existing electrochemical capacitors, possibly within reach of conventional lithium-ion and nickel metal hydride batteries.

BAE provides details of 'structural battery' technology.
Torches, drones and an electric Le Mans racing car are all test-beds for a new kind of "structural battery", BAE Systems has said. The batteries use carbon fibre and can form part of the body of a device...

Engineers Create Tandem Polymer Solar Cells That Set Record for Energy-Conversion
In the effort to convert sunlight into electricity, photovoltaic solar cells that use conductive organic polymers for light absorption and conversion have shown great potential...
Science Daily

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Mystery of Car Battery's Current Solved
Chemists have solved the 150 year-old mystery of what gives the lead-acid battery, found under the hood of most cars, its unique ability to deliver a surge of current....
Science Daily

UltraBattery Sets New Standard For Hybrid Electric Vehicles
The odometer of a low emission hybrid electric test vehicle recently reached 100,000 miles as the car circled a track in the UK using the power of an advanced CSIRO battery system.....
Science Daily

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