lithium-ion batteries http://wvxu.org en Jumpstarting car battery research http://wvxu.org/post/jumpstarting-car-battery-research <p>By 2015 President Obama has said he wants to have one-million plug-in electric vehicles on the road. It’s unclear if that’s going to happen. But slowly researchers are making progress in building a better battery and states&nbsp;are realizing <strong>the battery market is a very lucrative one.</strong></p><p>This month <a href="http://www.buckeyebullet.com/">Ohio State's Buckeye Bullet&nbsp;</a>is trying&nbsp;to break the 400 mph barrier in the salt flats of Utah. It runs on lithium-ion batteries. This is an earlier video when the futuristic car was hitting speeds in the 300s.</p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 18:14:17 +0000 Ann Thompson 17476 at http://wvxu.org Jumpstarting car battery research Brains to boost battery power http://wvxu.org/post/brains-boost-battery-power <p>The rush is on for a better battery that will be smaller, hold more power, and charge faster. The Department of Energy announced a new partnership with this challenge: <strong>Invent batteries that are five times more powerful and one fifth the price in just five years.</strong> The Joint Center for Energy Storage Research or JCESR will gather brain power from&nbsp;five national labs, five universities&nbsp;and industry. Ann Thompson, in "<strong>Focus on Technology</strong>," reports on what&nbsp;kind of battery you can expect in&nbsp;electronic devices and cars and when.</p><p> Fri, 17 May 2013 09:31:10 +0000 Ann Thompson 12679 at http://wvxu.org Brains to boost battery power