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This accidental discovery help batteries last YEARS longer

Today, most smartphone and device batteries are made from lithium and slowly lose capacity over thousands of recharges. Researchers at UC Irvine built a battery that substituted gold nanowire in electrolyte gel for the lithium and lost barely 5% battery capacity over 200,000 charge cycles — but they aren’t totally sure how it worked.
The researchers were hunting for an alternative to lithium, whose liquid state helps conduct charge but is combustible and sensitive to temperature. Nanowires have been a long-theorized dream battery material as their high surface area holds a lot of electric charge, but wire corrodes in traditional lithium environments after several thousand cycles.
The researchers discovered how to prevent that corrosion while fiddling with different materials. They coated the gold nanowire they were using in manganese dioxide and swapped the lithium for electrolyte gel. The gel and oxide fused into a protective sheath around the wire, and voila: the experimental battery completed hundreds of thousands of cycles over a period of three months with no detectable degradation.
Of course, even the tiny amount of gold wire used was expensive. While they haven’t tested it yet, the researchers suggest nickel as an adequate substitute should the concept reach mass production ( via engadget.com ).

This Solar Bike with solar panels in the wheels never needs to be plugged in

Because of the huge development in effectiveness and size of solar panels in the last 10 years, designer Jesper Frausig was able to create a bicycle with panels in the wheels that can go up to 30 mph.

The on-board battery resides on the down tube. At capacity, it can run the bike for about 43 miles. According to Frausig, “The on-wheel solar cells deliver clean energy directly to the battery. While the Solar Bike is standing still, it charges the battery. When it is in motion, the solar cells and the battery provides energy for the motor.”

Not all the questions have been answered, like how long does it take to charge, but if you are looking for an electric bike that never needs to plug in it is now available ( via minds.com ).

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Billions in Change Solution: Generate your own Power -Overview

Would you exercise for an hour every day if the workout powered your home for twenty-four hours?
People often complain about the high costs of energy and the fact that they “never have time to workout.” This invention certainly solves both conundrums.
And, most importantly, this free power invention has the potential to lift the 1.3 billion people who presently live without electricity out of poverty.
As Manoj Bhargava, the founder of the Free Electric hybrid bike, shares in the video above, it is possible to generate electricity at home while simply doing a daily workout routine.
When an individual pedals the bike, the action drives a flywheel, which turns a generator and charges a battery. This means from just one hour of pedaling, a rural household can be supplied with energy for 24 hours.
The billionaire and his team developed the bicycle to take advantage of mechanical energy created by humans to solve one of the world’s most pervasive problems.
“Everything requires energy. Energy is the great equaliser,” says Bhargava, adding that over half of the world’s population have no access to electricity or access to electricity for two or three hours per day.
Having access to clean, free energy will enable poverty-stricken communities to not only light their homes but to connect to the internet and get educated. Bhargava says the reason the majority of those who are poor stay poor is because they have no power. He aims to fix this with the free energy bicycle.
One bicycle could potentially provide a small village with electricity if each household spends on hour per day pedaling the bike.
In developed nations, the bike could also be utilized to cut energy costs and remedy the obesity crisis.
The bicycle is also a clean way to generate power. As Bhargava says himself, if half of the world uses a Free Electric bike, half of the world would be using eco-friendly energy. Manoj’s plan is to distribute 10,000 of the bicycles in India next year.
In addition, he has pledged 90% of his wealth to charity and research. What are your thoughts on this amazing invention? Comment below and share this good news ( via trueactivist.com )!” copied.

Extend Battery Life 8 TIMES with the BATTERISER

 

 

With the new invention called the Batteriser, the lives of typical AAA, AA, C and D battery life can be extended 6 to 8 times. How the Batteriser works is by stepping up the output voltage of a low battery to the optimal battery charge of 1.5 volts.

Typically most electronic devices with see a battery as dead when the battery reading gets down to 1.2 volts. But there is still most of power still remaining in the battery in the form of remaining chemical reaction. The Batteriser can even step up the voltage of a battery with 0.6 volts to 1.5 volts. The revolution in this technology is that the technology has become much smaller , so that a battery fitted with the Batteriser Battery life extender can still easily fit into the compartments of electronic devices.