Stanford Professor Conjures Up 10x Life on Traditional Li-Ion Batteries

Thanks to nanotechnology, an assistant professor at Stanford University has come up with a breakthrough in the longevity of Lithium-Ion batteries. As well as being able to power your laptop for up to 20 hours—10 times more than current levels—Yi Cui thinks that his design could also work on iPods and other handheld… » 12/20/07 7:12am 12/20/07 7:12am

Batteries on a Plane: 339 Burning Batteries Since 2003

As overreacting authorities busy themselves confiscating containers of deadly shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste and hemorrhoid cream from nervous fliers, an even greater danger lies right under their noses: what about laptop batteries? The US Consumer Product Safety Commission cites 339 instances of lithium and… » 8/14/06 12:24pm 8/14/06 12:24pm