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Developing A Revolutionary Battery That's Cheap And Eco-Friendly
2014-06-26 06:30:48

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe online A group of scientists at the University of Southern California (USC) have produced a water-based organic battery that is expected to revolutionize the storage and dissemination of power. And at a time when both our economy and our environment need it most, this battery is both inexpensive to produce and is made from eco-friendly components. Unlike the battery that you may have in mind, used in television remotes or cellphones, this...

2014-06-23 12:23:50

COLLEGE PARK, Md., June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Redox Power Systems LLC, the University of Maryland, Microsoft Corporation and Trans-Tech Inc. (a subsidiary of Skyworks Solutions Inc.) are teaming to develop transformational fuel cells through a $5 million cooperative agreement funded by the Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) Reliable Electricity Based on ELectrochemical Systems (REBELS) program, company and university officials jointly announce today. The goal...

Your Next Smartphone Case Or Electric Vehicle Body May Be A Battery
2014-05-19 14:34:10

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Because space within today’s electronic devices is at a premium and these devices are requiring more and more power – engineers have been looking into making batteries that are also the cases of devices or possibly the exteriors of electric vehicles. According to a new study published in the journal Nano Letters, engineers at Vanderbilt University have developed small, grey wafers that could be the forerunner of these new types of...

2014-04-30 12:24:24

Will Fund First Commercial Deployments for Energy Storage Innovator and Initial Commercial-scale Manufacturing Plant CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ambri, developer of the novel Liquid Metal Battery grid-scale energy storage technology, announced today it has closed a $35 million Series C equity financing. The round was funded by new investors KLP Enterprises, the family office of Karen Pritzker and Michael Vlock, and Building Insurance Bern (GVB), the Swiss...

2014-04-10 08:22:17

CLEVELAND, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EaglePicher Technologies, LLC, (EPT), an OM Group, Inc. (NYSE: OMG) company, and a leading supplier of specialty batteries and energy storage solutions for the defense, aerospace, medical, commercial and grid energy storage markets, announced today that it will receive a $3 million award from the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy to further develop their catalytic energy storage technology. Under their continued work with ARPA-E,...

2014-03-20 08:23:58

SAN FRANCISCO, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BlackPak(TM), Inc., a private technology company developing innovative packaging solutions for natural gas fuel sources, announced today that the Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) has awarded BlackPak a $4.6M cooperative agreement for the development of its natural gas fuel tank technology under ARPA-E's Methane Opportunities for Vehicular Energy (MOVE) Program. The BlackPak effort leverages technology developed and spun...

Breakthrough For Renewable Energy With Organic Mega Flow Battery
2014-01-09 08:28:36

Harvard University Harvard technology could economically store energy for use when the wind doesn't blow and the sun doesn't shine A team of Harvard scientists and engineers has demonstrated a new type of battery that could fundamentally transform the way electricity is stored on the grid, making power from renewable energy sources such as wind and solar far more economical and reliable. The novel battery technology is reported in a paper published in Nature on January 9. Under the...


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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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