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Change the World Wednesday - 30th Jul

The 26th was the third birthday for this blog. I have passed 200 followers and more than 1,000 ‘likes’. Actually, I got the 1337 (LEET) award for likes. 379 more words


Battery scientists boost lithium-ion capacity 7X by adding cobalt

All electric vehicles currently in production use some form of lithium-ion chemistry in their battery packs.

Finding ways of improving that chemistry is therefore very important — the aim being to make… 341 more words


Panasonic reportedly investing in Tesla's U.S. battery 'Gigafactory'

Tesla has made no secret of its ambitious plans to build a huge lithium-ion battery plant in the U.S. — and now it appears to have a powerful partner in Panasonic, one of the world’s biggest makers of batteries. 180 more words


New lithium cells could DOUBLE your battery life

If you’re someone who constantly needs to be near your phone charger, this will be good news for you. Researchers at Stanford University have developed a lithium-ion battery that could theoretically double your phone’s battery life without an increase in size. 98 more words