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Fitbit is recalling its Ionic smartwatch after wearers report burns
Here’s why—and what to do if you have one.
We need safer ways to recycle electric car and cellphone batteries
Lithium-ion batteries call for an end-of-life makeover.
This sleek electric motorcycle uses new battery tech for longer rides
Zero Motorcycles introduced a fancy new street bike today, as well as a more energy-dense battery pack. Here's how it all works.
Why Dyson is going all-in on solid-state batteries
We spoke with James Dyson about his company's pursuit of this next-gen battery type to power its gadgets of the future.
The Nobel Prize for Chemistry just honored something you actually care about—your phone’s battery
Here's why the lithium ion battery deserved a win.
Birds in tiny goggles, exploding batteries, and more
Our favorite science images of the week
Beach Sand Used To Make A Battery That Lasts Three Times Longer
Charge your phone with that white stuff from the beach
For the First Time, X-Ray Video Looks Inside Live Working Batteries
Powerful X-ray images are showing for the first time what happens inside a working battery as it discharges power, and...
Tiny Battery Embedded In a Nanowire Is the Smallest Battery Yet
Nanotechnology promises to enable tiny, intricate circuits powering devices on any surface. But unless they’re harvesting energy from something like...
GM’s New Battery Chemistry? It’s Already In the Chevy Volt
Yesterday, GM announced that it would start using an advanced lithium-ion electrode material developed by Argonne National Laboratory. Turns out that an early version of that material is already blended into the Volt’s batteries. But that’s not the end of the story: Expect dramatically better EV batteries based on the compound very soon