Long Lasting 28,000 Year Battery

A California startup NDB has found a way to recycle nuclear waste and turn them into batteries. According to the company, the battery has an expected life of 28,000 years.

The “Nano-Diamond Battery” is encased in multiple layers of synthetic diamonds that offer protection against radiation leakage. Power is generated by the absorption of radioactive isotopes in the diamond through a process called inelastic scattering.

This battery can be used in just about any type of system, from smartphones to aircraft. The company says that the first commercial prototype battery should be available later this year.

Solar Powered Supercapacitor for Wearables

A team led by an Indian-origin scientist has developed a flexible supercapacitor which can generate power from the sun and store excess energy for later use.

The technology developed by researchers from the University of Glasgow in the UK could pave the way for a new generation of flexible electronic devices, including solar-powered prosthetics for amputees. Read the full article.

GM’s new e-bike

General Motors newest product is an e-bike called Arīv, and it is now available for ordering, at least in some parts of the world. Read the full article.

Cut to shape wireless charger

Researchers from the University of Tokyo developed a new system to charge electronic devices such as smartphones and smartwatches wirelessly. The method involves a cuttable, flexible power transfer sheet which charges devices wirelessly and can be molded or even cut with scissors to fit different-shaped surfaces and objects. Read the full article.

A twist to the electric bike

Stigo is the world’s fastest folding electric bike. Stigo gives you the ultimate freedom to move around the city the way you want to do it. Urban travel and commuting are now quick, hassle-free, and environmentally friendly.

The Stigo features a 250 watt motor and 36V battery system and is capable of speeds up to 16mph.  The standard stigo has a range of 9-13 miles, whereas the Stigo+ can get 18-25 miles per charge.