Solid-State Technology Juicing Next Wave of Lithium-Ion Batteries

Source: japantimes.co.jp Published: May 8, 2016 This Hitachi Zosen solid-state battery (center) powers a laser displacement meter (right) while another meter (left) measures its output. courtesy of hitachi zosen Corp. | COURTESY OF HITACHI ZOSEN CORP By Shusuke Murai...

Stretchy ‘Origami Batteries’ Could Power Smart Clothing

Source: mnn.com Published: June 16, 2015 The bendable and foldable batteries created by engineers at Arizona State University. (Photo: Arizona State University/Vimeo)  Even while sewn into a stretchy wristband, the folded batteries could power a device. Charles Q....

Tiny Cardboard Battery Charges Your Smartphone

Source: fastcompany.com Published: November 17, 2014  By John Brownlee Having trouble keeping your smartphone charged throughout the day? Designer Tsung Chih-Hsien has created a Red Dot Design Award-winning concept for a tiny cardboard capsule that could juice up your...

This Is the Enormous Gigafactory, Where Tesla Will Build Its Future

Source: wired.com Published: July 27, 2016 Tesla Jack Stewart Twenty miles east of Sparks, Nevada, a factory is rising from the red dirt of the high desert. It doesn’t look like much—a few completed structures amid exposed steel girders—but this building, dubbed...