America continued its romance with electric vehicles, after William Morrison bowed out to focus on making batteries in 1891.
Nobody knows exactly who first put a battery in a buggy to propel it instead of a horse. We know Henri Owen Tudor in Luxembourg manufactured the first commercial lead-acid batteries
The Smithsonian Institute – AKA ‘the nation’s attic’ – stores 154 million items in 19 museums. Only a few items ever go on public display.
Trying to imagine the world around us without batteries would be a difficult task. We might have to start our auto with a hand crank
Svante Arrhenius took his first breath in Vic Castle, Sweden in 1859. By the age of three, he had taught himself to read without assistance from his parents.
A curator stumbled over six strange contraptions in the basement of the Baghdad Museum in 1938. The objects, which archaeologists call the Baghdad Batteries
We wrote yesterday about flow batteries. And how a professor hopes to use them to realize his dream of universal electric vehicles.
In a previous post we mentioned that early airships had motors powered by electricity stored in accumulators.
Many scientists worked in tandem in the 1980’s to invent long-life, rechargeable lithium batteries. In a sense, they piggybacked off each other’s efforts
A battery stores electricity using an anode and a cathode electrode, an electrolyte, and an external source of electricity to charge it.