Tag Archives: Batteries

Elon Musk hits deadline for big Australian battery

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

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WiBotic unveils wireless charging pad for drones

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

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Tesla plans to build world’s biggest battery

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

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Spacewalkers finish swapping batteries

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

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New batteries give a boost to space station

The International Space Station got a power upgrade today when spacewalkers hooked three new lithium-ion batteries into the electrical system. NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Peggy Whitson spent about six and a half hours outside the orbital outpost to do the … Continue reading

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Lithium-air battery nirvana comes nearer

A decade from now, we could all be driving low-cost electric cars for hundreds of miles without recharging, thanks to an advance in lithium-air battery technology announced today. Or maybe it’ll be some other lithium-air innovation. Or maybe we’ll see batteries … Continue reading

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