5.11 Tactical Series UC3.400 Flashlight Might Be the Last Torch You'll…

And it does it all without batteries of any kind. That is, if it ever comes to light (ugh). Slated for release in 2009, the 5.11's Light for Life UC3.400 LED flashlight uses the almost mystical power of an ultracapacitor » 11/09/08 5:00pm 11/09/08 5:00pm to achieve a full 23.5-hour charge in 90 seconds. This torch is expensive at $170, but the makers…

Graphene Could Become World's Best Super Battery

You know graphene, the super material that's strong enough to withstand diamond cutters » 9/18/08 1:30am 9/18/08 1:30am? Turns out that not only may it replace silicon as the de rigeur component of microchips, it's on track to becoming the next megabattery as well. Engineers at the University of Texas in Austin have found a way to store electrical…

Hype Bubbling Back Up for EEStor's State-of-the-Art-Defying Battery…

The hype for EEStor's mythical battery-killing, capacitor-based technology that we've been hearing about for a while keeps coming, re-ringing promises of, for instance, a five-minute plug-in time for a car to make a 500-mile trip. Naturally, details on how EEStor has managed to accomplish a feat academics have been… » 9/05/07 9:45am 9/05/07 9:45am