Scientists have discovered that a rare red bread mould with electro chemical properties that could one day be used to charge mobile phones.
Household solar is on the rise, which could potentially cause instability in our energy supply. So we’re stepping in to bring some (virtual) power to the people
We’ve been developing energy solutions for decades, including the UltraBattery — featured in Honda’s Odyssey. Our quest for energy alternatives and better batteries continues with our latest, Renewable Energy Integration, facility.
Do smart watches seem like the stuff of sci-fi? You’d best read about what we’ve been cooking up: flexible batteries for wobble board computers, cloth woven from conductive fibres to charge your phone in your pocket, energy harvesting backpack buckles, how about T-shirts with screens on them? Get the Telly Tubbies on the phone.
In 1973 when Motorola engineer Martin Cooper created the first mobile phone prototype it weighed around 1.1 kilos (iPhone 6 weighs 129 grams) and had enough power for 20 minutes of talk time before requiring a ten-hour recharge. But back in the day that wasn’t an issue because most people weren’t strong enough to keep
By Philippa Nicole Barr, University of Technology, Sydney and Glenn Platt, CSIRO What if you could leave home, safe in the knowledge that your phone would not run out of battery before you return? The latest innovations in battery design could see dead batteries become a thing of the past — by producing and storing
This year’s Tokyo Motor Show featured the full gamut of the car world’s creativity – from sporty tractors and sleek roadsters to minute commuter vehicles and hydrogen-powered prime movers. The next-generation Mars Rover and a giant statue of a toddler weeing even made an appearance. But discreetly hidden amongst the glitz, glamour and occasional wackiness
By Adam Best, Senior Research Scientist, Energy Technology. Imagine having a wafer-thin touchscreen on your sleeve which, like a scene out of a Philip K. Dick novel, gives you all the functionality of a smartphone without the awkwardness of a cumbersome battery. The best part about this scenario is it may not be as far
Today we celebrate the career of Dr Lan Lam – the primary inventor of CSIRO’s UltraBattery – an invention putting two technologies together into one awesome storage unit! Bringing down the cost of hybrid electric vehicles and making it easier to integrate more renewable energy into the grid are just some of the achievements of