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This Drone Can Fly Forever Without A Battery

Want a drone to fly longer and farther? Give it a bigger battery. But that adds weight, which in turn reduces the drone’s flight time. It’s quite a conundrum. It seems like an unresolvable catch-22, except that someone has finally found a way to use wireless power to keep a drone flying.


The ACCC Is Making Button Batteries Safer

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is urging businesses to adopt a new Code designed to reduce the number of deaths and injuries from children swallowing button batteries in Australia.


Tesla Will Build The Largest Backup Battery In History To Power Los Angeles

Tesla has been selected to build the largest lithium-ion battery solution in the world near Los Angeles. It will “hold enough energy to power more than 2,500 households for a day or charge 1,000 Tesla vehicles,” the company says.


Researchers Turned Fish Scales Into A Renewable Power Source

We eat fish and throw away the scales. But now researchers have figured out a reason those fish scales might be worth saving.


Dick Smith Stockpiled 12 Years Worth Of AA Batteries

The investigation into the collapse of electronics retailer Dick Smith has thrown up some amazing statistics relating to a key reason for the company going into administration — it was carrying too much stock.


When It's Good Having A Removable Battery In Your Phone (And When It's Not)

If you want to buy a new phone in 2016, then apart from the price and the size of the screen, a phone’s battery — how long it lasts, how big it is, and whether you can swap it out — is probably going to be one of your chief concerns. Some phones have removable batteries, and some don’t. Here’s the difference, why it matters, and whether it’s worth putting a replaceable battery at the top of your wishlist.


Nanoscale X-Rays Could Lead To Better Lithium-Ion Batteries

The world is full of inventions that science doesn’t entirely understand the fundamental inner workings of. Batteries, for instance. Sure, it’s not magic, but there are still a few details that we can’t completely explain. Though we’re a step closer thanks to a team from Stanford University in the US.


Why Your Phone Battery Dies When It Still Has Juice

You’re plugging along with 3 per cent battery and that Snorlax is one block away. Then, less than a minute later your phone is dead, the Snorlax is gone, and you are miserable. There are a two reasons for this. One: you’re playing Pokémon Go and need to stop. Two: figuring out how your battery holds a charge is less science and more witchcraft.


This Tablet-Toting Military Vest Is Actually A Giant Battery

Smartphones and tablets are being used more frequently in the battlefield, and that means that battery power is more important than ever. Soldiers often carry spare battery chargers in the 40kg combat packs they carry into war zones, but the batteries are often lost or broken. BAE Systems wants to help lighten the load with its new system that lets soldiers plug electronics directly into their clothing.


This Stroller Charges Your Phone Using Generators In Its Wheels

Just because you’re stuck raising a kid until they turn 18 doesn’t mean you have to live with a dead phone. 4moms’ new Moxi stroller has a killer feature for parents who are balancing raising a kid while posting endless baby photos to Instagram — generators built into the rear wheels that feed power to a USB port in the handle.


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