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Boeing’s HorizonX venture investment team says it has led a seed funding round for Cuberg, a California startup focusing on next-generation battery technology for potential aerospace and industrial applications. Among the most relevant applications would be power storage for electric airplanes and underwater … Continue reading
South Australia’s state government turned on the switch for the world’s biggest lithium-ion battery today, marking a signal achievement for rapid deployment of renewable energy resources. Technically speaking, the 100-megawatt battery bank built by Tesla isn’t the highest-capacity power storage … Continue reading
It’s a rare day when Tesla CEO Elon Musk actually finishes a job before the deadline, but that’s what happened with the massive 100-megawatt battery bank that his company built in South Australia. The world’s largest lithium-ion battery bank has now been … Continue reading
Seattle-based WiBotic today took the wraps off an integrated wireless charging pad for drones, as well as an onboard charger that weighs just 1.6 ounces. The two new products are part of the University of Washington spinout’s strategy to provide a system … Continue reading
One hundred megawatts. That’s how much electrical power the world’s biggest lithium-ion battery system will store when Tesla builds it for the state of South Australia. And it’ll be built in 100 days, or it’s free. The agreement, announced today … Continue reading
Two astronauts made quick work of a battery upgrade today during the International Space Station’s second spacewalk in a week. NASA’s Shane Kimbrough and French astronaut Thomas Pesquet installed three new adapter plates and hooked up three new lithium-ion batteries … Continue reading