Batteries are currently taking over ground transport with electric cars and trucks, but battery technology is improving so quickly that it is soon expected to spread to air transport soon.
“One general philosophy for making something that can maintain high stress is to make it so strong that it’s unbreakable,” said Huang, professor of materials science and engineering in Northwestern’s McCormick School of Engineering.
It would be a dull month if a new rechargeable battery project didn’t make headlines amid all the excitement surrounding electric cars. This month’s indisputable winner is the lithium-ion battery that replaces cobalt with iron, and-rather surprisingly-works, at least according to the people who came up with the idea.
Fisker has launched its Emotion electric luxury saloon at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas – and there’s a vegan option. The long-awaited Tesla rival, with eye-catching looks and dramatic ‘butterfly’ doors, has a non-animal interior available for those who don’t want the premium leather interior of the show car.
“When faced with Magnic Light for the first time, many believe that this is either a fake or a perpetual motion generator,” inventor Dirk Strothmann told Digital Trends. “Both aren’t true, but the underlying eddy current technology is so fascinating because the magnetic fields only appear when there is motion
Electric eels generate voltage through long stacks of thin cells that run end-on-end through their bodies. Called electrocytes, these cells create electricity by allowing sodium ions to rush into one end and potassium ions out the other, all at the same time.