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These kicks produce charge, smartphone battery life may soon be a worry of the past

These kicks produce charge, smartphone battery life may soon be a worry of the past

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Footwear that produces power, by harvesting the kinetic energy of walking. Many have tried and produced little to show for it, until now. A breakthrough has created shoes that can produce high-energy simply from walking. Scientists at the University of... >>

Hydrogen fuel cells let drones fly for hours rather than minutes

Hydrogen fuel cells let drones fly for hours rather than minutes

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Drones are tiptop toys as well as useful camera play-things. While they're great gifts at Christmas, a lot of time is often spent charging them. This should be about to change thanks to hydrogen fuel cells. Making the shift from fun toys to useful tools... >>

15 smartphones with 3,000mAh batteries or larger, made to last longer

15 smartphones with 3,000mAh batteries or larger, made to last longer

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Some smartphone releases this year have shown us that bigger batteries aren't always going to keep coming. Samsung opted for smaller power cells in its Galaxy S6 than the previous generation – in favour of faster charging. Apple's iPhone 6S Plus has... >>

This iPhone 6 lasts an entire week, and yours could too

This iPhone 6 lasts an entire week, and yours could too

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Most iPhone 6 owners will be lucky to get a full day on a charge, but there is hope. One modified iPhone 6 lasts an entire week, thanks to hydrogen fuel cells. Essentially the modified iPhone 6 uses a miniaturised version of a hydrogen fuel cell system... >>

Solid-state batteries: Last longer, don’t break and increase power density

Solid-state batteries: Last longer, don’t break and increase power density

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Scientists are all working hard to find the Holy Grail of batteries and it looks like solid state could be a contender. A recent paper from researchers at MIT, working with Samsung, details a new type of battery. This solid-state powerhouse will last... >>

Nano ‘yolk’ batteries triple current capacity and charge full in six minutes

Nano ‘yolk’ batteries triple current capacity and charge full in six minutes

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Scientists at MIT have cracked a new type of battery that should blow current offerings out of their ionic waters. The "yolk" and "shell" batteries make use of nanoparticles to allow for greater expansion and contraction. The result is a battery that... >>

Samsung Galaxy S7 could offer weeklong battery life

Samsung Galaxy S7 could offer weeklong battery life

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Samsung has recently made a breakthrough in battery tech that could see its new Galaxy S7 keep running for a full five days on a charge. Samsung's research and development arm recently announced that it had made a breakthrough with current lithium-ion... >>

Qi wireless charging is about to get much faster

Qi wireless charging is about to get much faster

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Wireless charging is wonderfully convenient, doing away with the need to fiddle with cables and plug your device in. But it's slow, and with modern phones offering fast charging, wireless power is the weak alternative. However, the Wireless Power Consortium... >>

This amazing battery uses light, even indoors, for direct power

This amazing battery uses light, even indoors, for direct power

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A fascinating new battery discovery has been made by a team of Indian researchers. Rather than using light to power a lithium-ion battery, this battery uses light directly for energy. The light-powered battery is so sensitive it can even run using the... >>

The flexible battery is here, soon your watch strap will be a power supply

The flexible battery is here, soon your watch strap will be a power supply

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Flexible batteries are coming, wearables demand it. But will the first to arrive be built from the ancient Japanese art of Kirigami? Much like Origami the art of Kirigami involves cutting and folding of paper. When applied to batteries this results in... >>