Nanotechnology could improve the life of the lithium batteries used in portable devices, including laptop computers, MP3 players and mobile phones. Research has demonstrated that carbon nanotubes can prevent batteries from losing charge capacity over time.
The safety of lithium-ion batteries has been improved so that in future they could replace motor vehicle lead acid batteries. At the same time, lithium-ion batteries used in computers and other small devices have been made safer following research at the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC in Würzburg.
Hebrew University of Jerusalem scientists and others have revealed the electronic structure of single DNA molecules.
Nanotechnology researchers are working on a 'power shirt' which aims to replace batteries
Textiles that glow in the dark may be about to make the world a safer place for cyclists, joggers and pedestrians during bad light and at night
New-generation fuel cells may soon replace rechargeable batteries in laptop computers, following work carried out by Cambridge-based company CMR Fuel Cells of Britain
Eaton Corporation has expanded its global Power Quality business by acquiring Schneider Electric’s small systems business of MGE, known as MGE Office Protection Systems.
The value of the thin-film and printed battery market will reach $5.6 billion by 2015, according to a report from NanoMarkets, an industry analyst firm.
Emona Instruments has been appointed the Australian distributor of the Berlin-based manufacturer of hydrogen fuel cell teaching and research equipment, Heliocentris.
Do you dream of a future where your phone battery never goes flat? You may not have much longer to wait now that researchers have created new circuits that are making it possible to harness body heat for generating electricity
Powerbox Australia has launched a new website to showcase its wide range of products and services.
Peter Brownlee looks at the power and heat management issues arising from the new generation of PSUs and what you can do to maximise the energy efficiency of your computer systems
Computer power supply units are now hot components, in more than one sense of the word. Peter Brownlee explores the issues as PSUs double in power â€” then double again