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German researchers make progress on a long-lasting battery for electric cars

A German research center claims to have produced a high-power battery for electric cars with an unprecedented 27-year lifetime.

The first 3D-printed battery is as tiny as a grain of sand

The tiny interlocking combs of specialized ink could power human implants, drones and cameras. Each microbattery is thinner than a human hair.

Dead battery relief: New York gets solar phone charging stations

New Yorkers soon will start seeing strange kiosks popping up in parks and other public places. They should be welcome sights, though, since anyone can plug their phones into them for a quick battery refresh.

Elon Musk: Tesla to demo battery swap tech on Thursday night

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says Tesla will demo battery swap technology at its design studio near LA on Thursday night.

ICYMI podcasts: Connected pets, 7 years of GigaOM and boosted battery life on MacBook Airs

Can one chip make a difference in your laptop's battery life? Yup, and hopefully it comes to Chromebooks soon. Data from connected pets can help their health while Sony countered Microsoft well with its new PS4.

Chinese firms continue to scoop up VC-backed cleantech startups for cheap

VC-backed LED startup Luminus Devices has been sold off to a Chinese lighting company. Following in the footsteps of solar, electric cars, and batteries, LED technology is now also getting bought up by Chinese players.

Cloud computing saves energy, and here’s the data to show it

Cloud-based business software can save significant energy, according to a new report from Berkeley Lab. To prove this the researchers built a model that crunches the data around the cloud and energy.

The car is getting connected, but what about the motorcycle?

Most connected vehicle technologies have focused squarely on the car, but BMW and Honda are working with the University of MIchigan and Cohda Wireless to develop autonomous driving technologies that work on two wheels.

New TI chips speed charge times and extend battery life for smartphones, tablets

New Texas Instruments chipsets won't help your device run longer on a single charge, but they will allow for 30 percent faster recharging. And the Li-Ion battery in your mobile device will last longer over the device lifetime.

Nextel shutdown will leave 45,000 tons of network junk. How Sprint plans to recycle it

On June 30, the Nextel iDEN service goes offline, sticking Sprint with a heck of a lot of network scrap. Sprint, however, isn't just throwing it all in a dumpster behind Walmart. It will recycle whatever it can't use.

Crowd funded: The Nikola Tesla statue officially coming to Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley will soon be getting a reminder of the power of thinking big: a life-sized bronzed statue of Nikola Tesla in Palo Alto, Calif.

Silicon Valley is now paying even less attention to climate change and that sucks

Following the collapse of the first wave of cleantech investing, and an attention on digital technology, Silicon Valley has moved even further away from using tech to fight climate change. And that's too bad.

Live blog: Tesla’s Elon Musk at D11

Starting at 730pm PT (or thereabouts), Tesla's Elon Musk will be the evening guest of honor at D11, and I'll live blog his appearance here.

Tesla crosses the $100 per share mark

Electric car maker Tesla Motors has hit a major milestone in the lifetime of any successful public company: it started trading at over $100 per share.

Nest meet Glass, the learning thermostat lands on your eyes

A developer in Atlanta has made an unofficial Nest app for Google Glass. Nest goes wearable!

BYOD is for amateurs. Try bring-your-own-laboratory

University of Illinois researchers have created an app and a sensor-filled cradle that turn an iPhone into a mobile spectrophotometer. The combination of that mobile lab data and metadata such as location might prove very valuable.

Meet the cloud that will keep you warm at night

AoTerra, a German company that's shattering records for crowdfunding in that country, is a cloud provider with a difference. Its servers heat the air and water in buildings, saving everyone money and making the OpenStack-based AoCloud very green indeed.

Europe wants to be big in chip manufacturing

A new industrial strategy for the continent aims to unlock €100 billion in private-sector funding through the use of targeted public-sector funding for R&D in the fields of nanoelectronics and microelectronics.

If Fisker goes for $20M, that’s an over 99 percent discount from its peak valuation

Is $20 million the final valuation of electric car maker Fisker Automotive? Yikes, that's what a group is reportedly bidding on Fisker for, and which would be less than 1% of its original valuation.

CoolEmAll project tests tools for energy-efficient data center design

The European Commission-funded project wants data center designers and operators to test prototypes of tools that should, from 2014, make it easier to build data centers that are as energy-efficient as possible.

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