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Lithium Batteries

Demand for Lithium Drives Innovation

XPRIZE | Posted 09.22.2015 | Technology

With shortages of lithium predicted and demand for the element growing, looking for new and cost-effective ways to extract it from one of our largest natural resources certainly makes sense.

A Ridiculously Easy Way To See If Your Batteries Are Duds

William Goodman | Posted 09.18.2013 | Technology

There always comes that frustrating moment when your television remote or other electronic device runs out of power, and you need to rummage through y...

I Flew the Dreamliner... and I Can't Wait to Again

Billy Kolber | Posted 06.21.2013 | Travel
Billy Kolber

After months of grounding by the FAA, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner is poised to take flight again in the next few weeks. And that's great news for those ...

Don't Ground Innovation Along With Dreamliner

Sarah A. Webster | Posted 02.07.2013 | Business
Sarah A. Webster

Innovation has been a popular business buzzword in recent years, and for good reason: It's critical to remaining competitive.

Boeing Working To Fix Fire-Catching Battery

Reuters | Posted 04.08.2013 | Business

* Changes not finalized - paper * Best-case scenario has flights resuming next month * FAA clears one-off 787 "ferry" fl...

'Jelly Batteries' Could be In Your Future

The Huffington Post | Ileana Llorens | Posted 11.13.2011 | Technology

British researchers have invented a new gel that could replace the current liquid electrolyte used in lithium batteries. The "jelly" might allow fo...

Bolivia's Lithium Could Transform Economy In Greener World (VIDEO)

Worldfocus | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Bolivia controls nearly half of the world's reserves of lithium, a metal crucial for electric cars and other alternative energy technologies. But w...

One Problem With Talking About "Energy Independence"

Clusterstock | Jay Yarow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

More than half the world's supply of lithium--73 million tons--is in Bolivia, a nation run by populist Evo Morales. In anticipation of a growing need ...

Is There An Option More Promising Than The Plug-In Electric Vehicle?

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Patrick Takahashi

The internal combustion engine is approaching obsolescence, and other concepts such as Shai Agassi's Better Place electric vehicle network model a more promising future.