Battery

fire

Watch This Unattended Laptop Burn Down an Office

The HP laptop battery fire shows that you should take product recalls very seriously.
Matthew Gault
3.26.18
Electric Flower

A Rose Is Still a Rose, Even When It's a Supercapacitor

Scientists engineered a rose that stores and releases electrical energy.
Grennan Milliken
3.1.17
samsung

Researchers Create See Through Batteries to See Why They Explode

Daniel Oberhaus
10.22.16
nature

Crab and Shrimp Shells Could Be Used to Make Battery Parts of the Future

Scientists building new materials are looking to nature for inspiration.
Kate Lunau
8.24.16
Canada

A New Device Harvests Energy From Your Body as You Walk and Swing Your Arms

It could power prosthetics and wearable devices in the future.
Paul Tadich
6.17.16
News

Facebook Says It's Fixed the Problem That Was Draining Your iPhone's Battery

The issue was actually pretty boring.
Jordan Pearson
10.22.15
News

The Facebook App Is Killing Your iPhone’s Battery

Nobody knows what the app is doing when it's supposed to be turned off.
Jordan Pearson
10.15.15
London

This Solar-Powered Public Phone Box Charges Your Smartphone for Free

A London project adapts the city's iconic phone boxes into solar charging stations.
Victoria Turk
10.3.14
Motherboard Blog

The FAA Will Let Boeing's 787 Dreamliner Fly Again

With three months of review and battery carriage fixes, Boeing's airplane of the future will soon return to the skies.
Daniel Stuckey
4.19.13
Motherboard Blog

Boeing's 787 Dreamliner Has Taken Its Battery Certification Flight

The plane of the future is now one step closer to once again being airborne.
Daniel Stuckey
4.6.13
Motherboard Blog

Crushed Silicon Could Triple Your Battery Life

The result is a new battery design that holds a charge of 1,000 milliamp hours per gram through 600 tested charge cycles of two hours charging, two hours discharging.
Derek Mead
11.2.12
Motherboard Blog

The Phone-Charging Bonfire of Blackout New York City

In the lobby, a family of New Yorkers was worrying, praying, reading, and waiting too. The reprieve they sought was quick, temporary, but essential. They needed a charge.
ALEX PASTERNACK
11.1.12