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College student invents device capable of charging batteries with radio waves, wifi signals

4/8/2013 - Building upon a concept originally hatched by the famous Serbian inventor and engineer Nikola Tesla, a German university student has come up with a novel way to harvest stray radio waves and wifi signals and turn them into usable energy. As reported by Activist Post, Dennis Siegel's prototypical device...

When the power grid goes down, will you bet your safety on a low-end flashlight? Get a Fenix instead

7/1/2012 - With the power grid down for millions of residents across the Eastern USA, attention is once again turning to emergency preparedness gear. Right now, countless people have found themselves without a reliable flashlight, and that's dangerous for lots of reasons. I've carried a reliable flashlight...

Health Ranger reviews Fenix survival flashlights for SupplySource.com - rugged, reliable and available now

4/10/2012 - In the quest for finding the perfect preparedness and survival gear, I've become something of a gear head. Especially when it comes to flashlights: I've bought and testing probably fifty lights over the last three years, and most of them turned out to be less than illuminating. But for the last six...

Battery breakthrough could double range of electric vehicles

6/18/2011 - In the ongoing quest to find cheaper and more energy effective alternatives to gasoline, researchers at MIT have developed a radical new approach to the design of batteries. This new development could provide an inexpensive alternative to existing batteries for electric vehicles and the power grid....

Energizer Batteries Exposed: NaturalNews Investigation Reveals Truth About "D" Rechargeable Batteries

11/2/2007 - A NaturalNews photo investigation reveals that Energizer "D" Rechargeable batteries are no more powerful than common "AA" rechargeable batteries. In fact, an off-the-shelf Energizer "D" rechargeable battery is actually made of a much smaller AA-capacity battery wrapped in a cheap plastic cylinder with...

Lithium-ion power tool batteries may power next generation of electric cars

10/1/2007 - Advances in battery technology have made electric-powered cars more financially feasible than ever, as evidenced by General Motors' (GM's) recent release of a list of preferred battery suppliers for the company's planned hybrid gasoline-electric vehicle. One of GM's choices was A123 Systems, sole...

BetterLifeGoods.com introduces a travel safety tool with LED light, radio, cell phone charger, seatbelt cutter, glass break and more

6/22/2007 - Unlike most of our product reviews, this one isn't about your health or nutrition. It's about your personal safety. Better Life Goods (a company I own, see full disclosure below) has just finished a large production run on an new, unique safety and preparedness tool available now at www.BetterLifeGoods.com...

NiMH battery charger showdown: Maha Energy MH-C9000 WizardOne vs. La Crosse Technology BC-900 AlphaPower

6/13/2007 - If you're searching for high-end NiMH battery chargers, you'll find the number of contending products is few. Only two consumer-level battery chargers are competing for the top slot: the La Crosse Technology BC-900 AlphaPower Battery Charger and the Powerex MH-C9000 WizardOne battery charger. For this...

Product review: The MH-C9000 WizardOne NiMH battery charger from Powerex

5/13/2007 - Thanks to new technology, modern NiMH rechargeable batteries now have higher capacity and last longer than alkaline batteries. That's why smart consumers all over the world are turning to NiMH rechargeable batteries in all the common sizes: AA, AAA, D, C and 9V. Each one replaces 1,000 throwaway alkaline...

Lithium polymer batteries likely replacement for dangerous lithium ion in laptops, says Sony

12/13/2006 - Nine years ago, the lithium polymer battery was hyped for laptops but ultimately discarded in favor of cheaper and more energy-dense lithium ion batteries, but now lithium polymer's "shortcoming" may be the source of its comeback. Lithium is a volatile material, and when it is densely packed into...

Tiny fuel cell might replace batteries in laptop computers, portable electronics (press release)

11/2/2006 - If you're frustrated by frequently losing battery power in your laptop computer, digital camera or portable music player, then take heart: A better source of "juice" is in the works. Chemists at Arizona State University in Tempe have created a tiny hydrogen-gas generator that they say can be developed...

Miniature gas turbines could provide portable power, replace batteries in electronic devices

8/7/2004 - Inventors in Australia are working on micro-electromechanical systems technology that could provide a miniature power source to replace batteries in portable electronic devices. These micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) use fuels such as hydrogen or butane to spin a tiny turbine at very high speeds...

The Top Ten Technologies: #5 High-Density Portable Power

7/14/2004 - It seems that no matter how advanced notebook computers get, their battery life remains at a standstill: 2-3 hours from most models, regardless of price. From electric vehicles to portable electronics, today's battery capacity lags far behind the steady improvements in other areas of technology. Despite...

Kellogg's ships mercury batteries inside boxes of childrens' breakfast cereal

7/3/2004 - What could have prompted Kellogg's to take one of the most toxic heavy metals known to mankind and intentionally place it inside boxes of childrens' breakfast cereal? Insanity, perhaps. Or, more accurately, utter disregard for the health of their customers. Even worse, Kellogg's has refused to pull...

A combination of fuel cells and high-tech batteries could replace the combustion engine in automobiles

5/7/2004 7:10:24 PM - People rave about the hybrid electric Toyota Prius. As this review from the UK describes, the Prius is a marvel to experience. It offers a smooth ride, enough high-tech gadgetry to impress even the most geeked-out consumers, and of course outrageous fuel economy thanks to the Toyota Synergy...

Good Science, Bad Reporting: Batteries Aren't Powered By Water

10/21/2003 9:02:27 AM - Push water through tiny channels and you can create a microcurrent. From this, some press writers have reached the ridiculous conclusion that batteries will be powered by water. In reality, anybody can create thousands of volts of electricity by walking across a carpet in their socks. Does that mean...

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