According to NASA, twelve batteries have been replaced on one of the four solar arrays of the International Space Station. Six of the 375-pound batteries were replaced last July, with four more going in on May 19th. This past Friday, astronauts Mike Good and Garrett Reisman installed the last of the twelve batteries, taking a [...]
Archive for May, 2010
Computer-giant Hewlett-Packard Co. has announced that they’ve extended a recall of notebook computer batteries after it was found they had the tendency to overheat. It’s important to note, however, that this was not the result of any specific incident. The affected battery packs were distributed worldwide in a few notebook computers manufactured between August 2007 [...]
Electronics leader Toshiba is moving along with its plans to develop lithium-ion batteries for numerous automakers as demand for more environment-friendly cars grows. With the demand for electronics companies to supply automakers battery systems for electronic and hybrid cars increasing rapidly, it’s expected that the current output of rechargeable batteries will increase five-fold over the [...]
The mere thought of 10 hr. battery life on a laptop will bring a smile to almost anyone’s face. Apple of course is well aware of this, which is why it has apparently created the latest version of their MacBook with the same lengthy amount of battery life as the recently released MacBook Pro.
It appears that a dead battery has been listed among the myriad of factors that initiated the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Reports from global oil company BP PLC this past Thursday said its costs for fighting a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico have risen by $100 million in [...]
It wasn’t all that long ago that International Battery was proudly announcing a deal with NASA that included providing a battery prototype that will serve as backup power in support of the space shuttle program. Just months after such a significant transaction. International Battery is now announcing that raising $35 million in financing for its [...]
Those looking to cause harm to the unsuspecting masses continue to try new methods of wreaking havoc. The latest such case took place at the Karachi Airport in Pakistan, as a middle-aged man recently attempted to board a plane with batteries and an electrical circuit in his shoes. Hmmmm?? From BBC- A man has been [...]
Thieves in Georgia are making it quite difficult for children to get to school, as a handful of them have taken to stealing the batteries directly out of school buses in the middle of the night. According to a report from wsbtv, the DeKalb County school district leaves buses at satellite locations around the county [...]
Better Place is pressing forward with their plans to revolutionize the battery-powered vehicle industry. In what can only be considered as a huge step in the right direction, the brainchild of Shai Agassi recently launched the Tokyo Electric Taxi Project in Japan.
Forget 3, 4, or even 5 day battery life for cellular phones. If Intel delivers on a new promise, it could mean as much as ten days of standby on smartphones, as well as two days of audio playback. As noted by xIntelecom, An Atom-based platform, known as ‘Moorestown’, has been announced by the firm, [...]