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Green endurance: electric race car goes the distance

The SRZero goes from 0 to 60 in fewer than seven seconds. But this power doesnt come from stepping on the gasthe race-ready automobile runs on electricity. And in a coup for green technology, tomorrow the car will reach Ushuaia, Argentina and the end of a 16,000-mile journey from Prudhoe Bay in Alaska.

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Batteries Will One Day Be Smaller Than a Grain of Sand

When you think about batteries, two things come to mind; sitting out in the cold, waiting for your car batteries to be jumped, and the clunky lithium-ion batteries we’ve come to know and love as the life force of our gadgets. Research funded by DARPA is pushing the limits of battery technology in an effort to create the smallest batteries ...

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Nespresso Capsules Used to Create Coffee Powered Batteries

Vienna designers MischerTraxler, also of Automatic Cake Decorator fame, used 700 used Nespresso coffee capsules, coffee grounds, strips of copper and salt water to create these coffee powered batteries. The batteries were used to power clocks at the 2010 Vienna Design Week. Six of the batteries connected together are enough to power a tiny clock. The whole collection of batteries ...

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Battery Collector Gets Your Batteries Out of the Junk Drawer

Even people with above-average organization skills sometimes have a rough time keeping track of full batteries. Somewhere in your house, you likely have a junk drawer. And in that junk drawer is doubtless no less than 10 batteries of varied remaining energy levels. The Battery Collector is an all-in-one solution to battery organization and level testing. Shelf slots offering a ...

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Battery Salt and Pepper Cell Shaker: Now Alkaline Free!

Created with stainless steel and glass, Antrepo created this awesome set of salt and pepper shaker, designed to look like a pair of D batteries. A clever commenter referred to the product as “A Salt and Battery.” Get it? You know those batteries with the power level meter on them? You know, the ones where you have to squeeze the ...

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No Pilot? No Problem

It seems wind records aren’t the only vehicular-based records being broken this year. Pictured above is the 66-pound unnamed unmanned flying machine that broke a world record for the longest-lasting unmanned flight. It remained airborne for an unbelievable 83 hours and 37 minutes. That’s three and a half days of non-stop flight thanks to it’s power source: lithium-sulfur batteries charged ...

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Laptop Desk Puts A Weird Look On Your Face

Laptops are a pain in the ass to relax with if you’re not sitting at a desk. Thankfully, there are alternatives to burning a hole in your crotch. FeDom is marketing a notebook desk with built-in 2.1 speakers as well as cooling fans. The desk is compatible with a bunch of operating systems, including those still stuck using Win98 SE. ...

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Water-Powered Calculator Sounds Dangerous

No need for batteries with this calculator. The Water Powered Calculator runs by the power of hydro. To power the device you just pour water into the rear power panel, place the stopper, and the electrolytes in the water generate enough power to keep this little guy chugging along, squaring your roots. The device is said to be perfectly safe, ...

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