A team at the University of California San Diego has made a breakthrough on lithium-ion batteries which boosts the energy density by up to ten times. A start-up will now attempt to commercialise it.
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After battery woes led to a global recall of the Galaxy Note7, Samsung may have just gotten back on the front foot with its Galaxy S8 since its battery seemed to resist combustion after being pierced.
UK pilots have called on airlines to require passengers to carry phones, tablets and laptops in their hand baggage, calling the batteries "an aircraft fire risk that we must all protect against."
Elon Musk says the problem with existing batteries is that "they suck", and Tesla's new Powerwall energy platform is the solution to an inefficient power system.
A new process has been developed that allows scientists to create graphene 'pom-poms' which have impressive electrical properties. This process might hold the key to a new generation of batteries.
Stanford University researchers claim they have discovered a new method of producing lithium batteries. The finished product could double or even triple the life of a phone or an electric car.
Samsung has now finally grasped the manufacturing process, and stated that in partnership with Sungkyunkwan University, SAID has become the first to harness the benefits of graphene in manufacturing.