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Future batteries, coming soon: charge in seconds, last months and power over the air

Future batteries, coming soon: charge in seconds, last months and power over the air

By 18 June 2015

While smartphones, smarthomes and even smart wearables are growing ever more advanced, they're still limited by power. The battery hasn't advanced in decades. But we're on the verge of a power revolution. Big technology companies, and now car companies... >>

Today Tesla wants to change your home: Battery launch imminent

Today Tesla wants to change your home: Battery launch imminent

By 30 April 2015

Tesla is set to launch a brand new product later today at its 30 April event. Invites are out for what is expected to be the launch of a home battery that will change the way you think about power. Until now all we've seen from Tesla is an invite showing... >>

Wirelessly charge over 55-metres away, scientists crack proper wireless power

Wirelessly charge over 55-metres away, scientists crack proper wireless power

By 13 March 2015

Wireless charging is like the Holy Grail of gadgets these days. Imagine never having to think about battery ever again as your smartphone is always connected to power. A recent breakthrough is making this a reality. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency... >>

What is the Solar Impulse 2 and how will it fly the globe with no fuel?

What is the Solar Impulse 2 and how will it fly the globe with no fuel?

By 10 March 2015

The Solar Impulse 2 set off to fly the entire globe, without burning any fuel, from Abu Dhabi on 3 March. It's the world's first plane capable of flying day and night without using any fuel or stopping, thanks to solar power. The Solar Impulse 2 moves... >>

This is the world’s first solar cycle path: Charge cars as they drive next

This is the world’s first solar cycle path: Charge cars as they drive next

By 11 November 2014

If riding a bike didn't already seem green-minded enough then riding one on a solar road should do the trick. The world's first solar cycle path has been installed in The Netherlands. The path acts like a normal cycle path with a smooth surface for riding... >>

Classic London phone boxes are back and going green, to solar charge your phone

Classic London phone boxes are back and going green, to solar charge your phone

By 2 October 2014

The famous red phone boxes that are synonymous with England are left disuse all over London, or they were until now. The phone boxes have been given new life as solar powered charging stations, along with a new green paint job. The first of six Solarboxes... >>

IBM's solar Sunflower enhances the sun by 2,000 times to heat and purify water and power homes

IBM's solar Sunflower enhances the sun by 2,000 times to heat and purify water and power homes

By 1 October 2014

Solar power is fine for producing electricity in sunny countries. But current technology takes up room and is expensive for little output. The solar Sunflower, developed by IBM, aims to change that by combining lots of outputs in one machine. The solar... >>

JPods bring personal, self-driving solar travel to New Jersey

JPods bring personal, self-driving solar travel to New Jersey

By 22 August 2014

Self-driving pods that are powered by the sun might sound like something from a sci-fi film but they're real. JPods, as they're known, are going to be tested out in New Jersey as its first personal transit system. JPods are like train carriages only smaller... >>

Solar cell breakthrough could let solar cars travel over 450 miles at a time

Solar cell breakthrough could let solar cars travel over 450 miles at a time

By 8 August 2014

Science boffins at start-up Semprius have found a manufacturing method that will allow them to stack solar cells to improve efficiency. By piling the solar cells on top of each other they will be able to cram enough into solar panels to offer 50 per cent... >>

Wireless power delivery being tested in new Tesla tower this year

Wireless power delivery being tested in new Tesla tower this year

By 11 July 2014

Imagine a world where humans only rely on clean energy harvested from the sun, without the use of power lines. It's dream currently hindered by costs and technical difficulties, though it is possible. And a new campaign on crowdfunding site Indiegogo... >>