Charge Laptop, Phones In Minutes Using New Nanomaterial

Researchers in the United States have developed an entirely new type of nanomaterial - dubbed nanoscoop - that could enable the next generation of high-power lithium (Li)-ion rechargeable batteries for electric automobiles, laptops and cell phones.

RIM Defends Playbook Battery

Research In Motion fired back after an analyst cited unnamed sources that said the battery life of its Playbook tablet was less than that of its competitors.


Lithium-ion batteries

A lithium ETF: A new type of commodity investment

Given the explosive expansion of electronic gadgets in recent years, the demand for lithium has surged. Now, with the imminent development of more electric and hybrid vehicles (whose batteries will increasingly use lithium), demand for this obscure metal could skyrocket.