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Gravity lights the world with this brand new technology

December 2nd, 2016 at 10:13 am » Comments Off

Could you create light from a bag of rocks and a downward force? The answer may surprise you. Creating a future that’s bright and safe for all is at the heart of GravityLight – the lamp that’s lighting areas of the world with limited access to electricity using the power of (you guessed it) gravity.



Use of electric car chargers double in U.K.

November 10th, 2016 at 3:09 am » Comments Off

Electric car chargers in the U.K. were used 26,119 times during August, up from 12,939 in August 2015 and nine times the usage in August 2014, ChargePlace Scotland said. Electric vehicle drivers appeared to favor rapid charge points, with many standard charge points not used at all.



Fuel cells about to power the drone industry

September 27th, 2016 at 6:44 am » Comments Off

Just as their commercial use begins to spread, fuel-cell technology is improving the way drones are powered Canadian companies are placing big bets on a better way of powering drones. So far these stealthy units — long used by military forces for intelligence-gathering, surveillance and striking targets — have been powered by internal combustion engines or lithium polymer batteries.



Nikola Motor: Taking a swipe at ‘Tesla Semi’, announces ‘working prototype’ for December

August 17th, 2016 at 7:28 am » Comments Off

In a weird and clearly reactionary move after Elon Musk announced that Tesla will venture in the semi-truck business, electric truck startup Nikola Motor, which like Tesla borrowed its company name from Nikola Tesla, announced that it will unveil a working prototype of its first truck, the Nikola One, on December 2nd in Salt Lake […]



New 3D printed graphene super batteries will last a lifetime

August 12th, 2016 at 6:09 am » Comments Off

Batteries are becoming more and more crucial in our lives every year. From our smartphones to our laptops, and increasingly even our cars, batteries make the world go round. The only problem is that today’s generation of lithium batteries are increasingly incapable of providing energy on a scale that we need – especially when it […]



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