Where the Most Important Part of Your Battery Comes From

Lithium's kind of a big deal. It powers everything from our gadgets to our cars—really our entire modern world. And that's not changing any time soon; some analysts estimate that demand could grow up to 25% over the next several years. But how does one harness the power of a metal that bursts into flame every time it… »7/02/13 3:13pm7/02/13 3:13pm

USPS Outlaws the Sending of iPads and Kindles to Troops Overseas

An iPad or a Kindle can go a long way to helping a deployed soldier pass the dull, dull downtime while away from home. But if you want to send a gadget-stuffed care package to your favorite GI, you won't be able to use the USPS much longer. It's banning the shipment of all electronics with lithium-ion batteries. »5/10/12 8:20pm5/10/12 8:20pm

Mercedes-Benz S400 BlueHybrid: First Planned HEV With Li-Ion Battery

Sure, we have heard word of lithium ion batteries being possibly implemented in a Prius before, but Mercedes-Benz is going beyond concept speculation with its S400 BlueHybrid, which promises Li-ion HEV action to be hitting the production lines by 2009. At present, that makes the S400 BlueHybrid the first Li-ion HEV… »3/01/08 1:00pm3/01/08 1:00pm

Scientists Make Li-ion Batteries Last Twice as Long in Lab Tests

Just when everyone thought non-fuel cell battery technology was stagnant, scientists at the Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory found a way to increase battery life by up to twice as much. Sparing you to boring technical details, essentially what they did was find a new composite structure material to… »5/08/07 5:20pm5/08/07 5:20pm