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We've never heard of EcoloCap before, but the company is claiming a major breakthrough in battery technology. The Barrington, IL battery maker claims to have developed a carbon-nanotube lithium battery that uses much smaller quantities of lithium in powdered form while at the same time exhibiting much higher energy density. The cells have reportedly been "independently" tested by a Phoenix, AZ lab called Exponent.

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One of the biggest weaknesses of today's battery technologies are their power-to-weight ratio. If you want to go fast or far, you need to carry a lot of heavy batteries with you. But a team of scientists from MIT have made a discovery that could signal the beginning of an entirely new age of energy storage technology. We want to say just one word to you... just one word. Are you listening? Nanotubes.

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Three Greek researchers have developed a new set of carbon nanotubes (CNT) that could store safely hydrogen for fuel-cell car applications. These researchers - Georgios Dimitrakakis, Emmanuel Tylianakis, and George Froudakis - modeled a structure made up from parallel graphene sheets, that is, layers of carbon just one atom thick. Each layer was stabilized by vertical columns of carbon nanotubes and lithium ions that helped increasing the storage capacity. These layers were found to be able to s

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