Samsung has announced it has successfully doubled the capacity of the Li-ion batteries used in modern electronics such as mobile phones, tablets and laptops. It is achieved by using a new composite material in the cathodes, made of graphene.
Scientists have created a new battery that is capable of fully charging a smartphone in just one minute. Made of aluminium, it could replace today's lithium models in the future and is billed as being much safer too.
The universe's lithium supply is, at the most one-third of what it should be. Now, black holes have been considered a source of the element, but that only complicates things more as it deepens the question of how all of it disappears.
Toyota Tsusho Corp, a key supplier of batteries for Toyota's hybrid cars, made a partnership deal with Orocobre Ltd, a mining company based in Australia. This deal should secure the fluent supply of lithium to Toyota Motor, who owns 22 percent of Tsusho.
BP Piscium appears to have swallowed its stellar companion and could be starting a new planet system. The middle aged star is about 1000 light years away from the Earth. Scientists are watching the development closely.