- Nickel-Hydrogen: a better battery? Capulong, E.R.C. // Popular Science;Nov87, Vol. 231 Issue 5, p67
After more than a decade of use as an energy source in space vehicles, nickel-hydrogen batteries are ready to come down to earthly uses in photovoltaic arrays, battery-powered vehicles, and a broad range of other applications. Scientists have been developing the battery for terrestrial use...
- Flexible battery. Scott, D. // Popular Science;Dec87, Vol. 231 Issue 6, p48
In the early 1980s, flexible circuit boards for electronic cameras permitted lots of advanced photo technology to be jammed into a compact camera body. Now, a joint European venture has produced a flexible rechargeable battery that can save space and offer design freedom for everything from...
- Battery progress. McCosh, Dan // Popular Science;Aug92, Vol. 241 Issue 2, p33
Discusses how the Advanced Battery Consortium (ABC) was formed to share advanced battery technology among United States auto makers and fund the most promising technology. Details on Ovanic Battery Co.'s new nickel-metal hydride battery.
- High energy batteries. Krause, Reinhardt // Popular Science;Feb93, Vol. 242 Issue 2, p64
Details how recent advances in metal alloys, carbon materials, and plasticlike polymers are finally moving higher-energy batteries out of the labs and into products and stores. Specifics on latest battery developments; How better packaging aids energy output; Tailoring of batteries to specific...
- Next: The nanogizer rabbit. // Sciences;Nov/Dec92, Vol. 32 Issue 6, p56
Presents the virtually infinitesimal galvanic cell (otherwise known as the world's smallest battery), which was built last summer by the chemist Reginald M. Penner and his colleagues at the University of California at Irvine. Their original purpose; What Penner and his team saw; Electrochemical...
- Battery technology for portable applications. Amato, Danny; Crisafulli, Al // Mobile Radio Technology;Jul97, Vol. 15 Issue 7, p36
Discusses battery design considerations for portable applications. Energy density, weight, and cost of battery pack; Improvements in battery technology; Evaluation of a portable battery supplier for a portable electronic application.
- Maintaining your car battery. Stevens, Hugh // Country Journal;Nov/Dec92, Vol. 19 Issue 6, p10
Offers tips for maintaining a car battery. Safety precautions; Charge; Cables and clamps; Electrolyte levels.
- Battery group signs contracts. // Automotive News;3/15/1993, Vol. 67 Issue 5490, p2
Announces the contracts for research signed by the U.S. Advanced Lead-Acid Battery Consortium. Contract with Kominco Ltd. of Mississauga, Ontario, for research on fast-charging techniques; Contractors to review published literature, patents and seek unpublished research regarding materials.
- Electric vehicle racers rely on time-tested batteries. Keebler, Jack // Automotive News;3/15/1993, Vol. 67 Issue 5490, p37
Reports on the continued reliance of electric-car builder-racers on lead-acid batteries. Recyclability, safety, low cost and well-understood recharge strategy of lead-acid batteries; Bromine gas from a race car in the Arizona Public Service Solar and Electric 500; Opportunity to test the...
- Recharge it. Lecard, Marc; Stine, Annie // Sierra;Nov/Dec93, Vol. 78 Issue 6, p42
Discusses the use and disposal of batteries. The toxic heavy metals in batteries including mercury, lead, cadmium, chromium and silver; Number of batteries thrown out in the United States each year; Reduced mercury batteries; Button batteries; The problems of rechargeable batteries; Disposing of...