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Magic to expect from the world's brightest source of x-rays
Charge your phone with that white stuff from the beach
Visions of a sweet future
Depending on who you ask, these long-ignored, widely-scattered elements are either a dealbreaker or no problem at all
Findings could lead to better batteries
A tiny nuclear energy source could help power micro- and nanomachines of the future
Armed with better batteries and stronger materials, new submersibles aim to go deeper than ever before and open up the whole of the unexplored ocean to human eyes
The latest contender in the burgeoning zero-emissions all-electric motorcycle field is here--how does it stack up against the competition?
Exploding cell phones remain rare, but counterfeits boost the risk
The next big thing in alternative energy: your body. Wasted energy from your movements may not be enough to power your house, but it will be charging your cellphone and more within the next decade
A 21st century electric-car revival is under way. But the first challenge—building a cheap, safe, powerful battery—is the hardest
MIT scientists have engineering the first viral assembly line workers
Readers ask -- and you answer
Power your stuff like itâ€™s 1899 by building your own liquid battery
In the escalating arms race between battery power and consumption, The Cells are losing to The Gadgetsâ€”Big time. Question is, can the chemists catch up to the engineers?
The long tale of battery evolution, starring unsuspecting frogs, pink bunnies and doomed satellites.