The National Transportation Safety Board says it'll take its time figuring out what exactly caused the 787 Dreamliner's batteries to overheat.
If you've ever dreamed of sucking energy from thin air to power your batteries, a tiny new device offers the perfect solution for would-be energy vampires.
At CES, a company called Tetherboard was showing off Tethercell, a battery hack that allows wireless control of anything that runs on AAs.
At CES, Innergie announced a portable battery pack that can charge your phone or tablet on the go, and they have some good answers as to why you should buy it.
Bolivia has enough lithium to make car batteries for 4.8 billion electric cars, and now the country has built its first lithium processing plant.
When the apocalypse comes, you'll be scrambling to power all your flashlights for zombie deterrence, and this clever model from Panasonic makes it easy.
It's been like 30 seconds since we posted about some new trick that'll make batteries less terrible, so it's high time for some updates: researchers at Rice University have found that stuffing piles of crushed silicon into lithium-ion batteries can increase their capacity by a factor of three, but the real news here is that it's both easy to do, and cheap.
Lithium, the element that is often used as a medication to battle bi-polar disorder and to power most laptop and phone batteries, is not the most ubiquitous element on the planet. Hence the price of our batteries. Japanese researchers, though, may have discovered a way to use sugar to power batteries.
Here's an absolutely brilliant idea from Apple: imagine if you had a bunch of different gadgets, and imagine if they could all somehow be powered by batteries that were rechargeable and all interchangeable with one another. How awesome would that be? Super awesome! If only we'd thought of it a long time ago.
Berlin, Germany — If Tom Hanks really had crashed on that deserted island, the odds are really good that many of those FedEx boxes would have contained some gadgets. But those found gadgets would have been as useless as Wilson without this handy Eton Boost Turbine Charger.