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Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If you’re the kind of person that hates getting wet during a rainstorm but doesn’t want a large fabric dome covering your head, Chinese inventor Chuan Wang has the answer you’ve been...

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2014-10-23 16:22:44

GreenWorks Pro delivers brushless motor technology and 80 Volt Lithium Ion batteries MOORESVILLE, N.C., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GreenWorks today introduced GreenWorks Pro, the commercial industry's only line of cordless outdoor tools that combines brushless motor technology with industry-leading 80 Volt Lithium Ion batteries. Powered by innovation, GreenWorks leads the industry with powerful gas alternative tools. The company selected GIE EXPO 2014 to introduce this innovative line and...

2014-10-22 20:25:02

LONDON, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aircraft batteries and accessories market includes batteries and the essential components which are majorly used to start engines and auxiliary power units for a variety of functions. Aircraft batteries and accessories have to sustain for a long time and should function in tough environments. The purpose of aircraft batteries and accessories report is to identify drivers and restraints of the market. The aircraft batteries and accessories market...

2014-10-22 08:39:05

SAN FRANCISCO and SHENZHEN, China, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Highpower International, Inc. ("Highpower International" or "the Company") (NASDAQ: HPJ), a developer, manufacturer, and marketer of lithium and nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) rechargeable batteries, and a battery management systems and battery recycling provider, today announced that the Company has successfully delivered an advanced electric vehicle ("EV") battery system to the Harbin Institute of Technology ("HIT")....

2014-10-22 08:21:32

OREGON HOUSE, Calif., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Tesla's success in producing and selling the Model S EV has changed the course of vehicle electrification for many carmakers. Until recently, most of them were developing EVs with70- to100-mile ranges primarily to meet zero-emission government regulations (in California and elsewhere), but Tesla's achievement drove most to initiate vehicle development with extended ranges, in some cases exceeding 200 miles, and to develop EVs for...

2014-10-20 20:22:23

LONDON, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Prospects for Energy Storage Technologies (EST) Companies Report DetailsThe grid scale battery storage market is largely an emerging one, especially when compared to other energy storage systems. Most grid scale batteries are either too expensive or not yet fully tested and understood in a real-life environment - or both. However, pressed by high and rising renewable energy capacity brought online, an increasing number of governments around the...

2014-10-17 20:21:09

COPPELL, Texas, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Power Group, Inc., a Texas-based distributor and supplier of batteries and related power accessories, and a third-party logistics provider, today announced that its 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders is scheduled to be held on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, beginning at 10:00 AM Central Time, for shareholders of record as of the close of business on October 28, 2014. About Universal Power Group, Inc.Universal Power Group, Inc. is...

2014-10-17 12:21:40

DUBLIN, October 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/dcrq22/micro_market) has announced the addition of the "Micro Market Monitor : Global Commercial Aircraft Batteries and Accessories Market Research Report" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/dcrq22/micro_market ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Aircraft batteries and accessories market includes...

2014-10-15 12:24:05

LONDON, Oct. 15. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobile phone and Laptop sales have increased consistently by double digits in the last years, now with the presence of Smartphones and Tablet PCs this trend will boost in the following years. This new age of communications, information and portability would have not been possible without energy storage solutions to power these portable devices. Lithium batteries are currently the dominant technology in the energy storage space; this is...

Lithium-ion Battery That Gives Warning Before Overheating
2014-10-14 03:13:59

Provided By By Mark Shwartz, Stanford University Stanford University scientists have developed a "smart" lithium-ion battery that gives ample warning before it overheats and bursts into flames. The new technology is designed for conventional lithium-ion batteries now used in billions of cellphones, laptops and other electronic devices, as well as a growing number of cars and airplanes. "Our goal is to create an early-warning system that saves lives and property," said Yi Cui, an...

2014-10-13 16:26:31

DUBLIN, Oct. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Printed Batteries Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 A printed battery is a thin and flexible battery that consists of zinc (anode) and manganese dioxide (cathode) and is printed on recyclable plastic. The output voltage from a printed battery is 1.5V with a peak drain current of 1mA. Printed batteries are used mainly for short...


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2010-11-15 17:25:25

A flyswatter, usually consisting of a small rectangular sheet of flexible material, is a handheld device for smashing flies and other insects. The material is vented, thus reducing wind drag making it move faster in order to hit the target. The beginning flyswatters were just a striking surface attached to the end of a long stick. Dr. Samuel Crumbine was trying to raise awareness of the fly problem in Kansas in 1905 when he coined the term "swat the fly". Frank H. Rose created the "fly...

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2010-11-15 16:34:28

Lee De Forest invented the Audion, a forerunner of the triode, which is an amplifying vacuum tube. The grid controls the filament which sends the current from the filament. The Audion can detect radio signals by applying a small amount of power to the grid that can control a larger current from the filament plate. However, De Forest's Audion is distinct from the true vacuum triode since it is not capable of linear amplification. De Forest found that when gas was in a partial vacuum heated...

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2009-04-28 16:42:15

Count Alessandro Antonio Anastasio Volta was born on February 18, 1745 in Como, Duchy of Milan. At age 39, Volta became a professor at the Royal School in Como in the physics department. A year later, in 1775, Volta invented a device called the electrophorus which generates static electric charges. He marketed his creation so well, that he is often given credit as its inventor. However, a similar machine was documented by Johan Carl Wilcke in 1762. He changed his focus to chemistry in...

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2005-05-26 09:33:48

Lithium is the chemical element with symbol Li and atomic number 3. In the periodic table, it is located in group 1, among the alkali metals. Lithium in its pure form is a soft, silver white metal, that tarnishes and oxidizes very rapidly in air and water. It is the lightest solid element and is primarily used in heat transfer alloys, in batteries and serves as a component in some drugs known as mood stabilizers. Notable characteristics Lithium is the lightest metal and has a density...

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