Catch up on stories from the past week (and beyond) at the Slashdot story archive


Forgot your password?
Slashdot Deals: Deal of the Day - Pay What You Want for the Learn to Code Bundle, includes AngularJS, Python, HTML5, Ruby, and more. ×

Submission + - MIT's Nano Storage Could Replace Hybrid Batteries (

mattnyc99 writes: We looked at Popular Mechanics' reporting from MIT last week but missed the coolest breakthrough of all, something scientists have been working on quietly as Detroit spends money elsewhere: the Lab for Electromagnetic and Electronic Systems has been doing some mega-efficient work with ultracapacitors, which store drastically less energy than a battery but have essentially none of the drawbacks—especially via carbon nanotube arrays. Automotive experts say the new research is enough to start replacing batteries in hybrid cars, and plug-in vehicles might not be far behind. From the scientist who thinks ultracpacitors are potential competitors for the pack in his Toyota Prius: "I try to contain myself, because it hasn't been proven yet, but it could be a real paradigm change."
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

MIT's Nano Storage Could Replace Hybrid Batteries

Comments Filter:

"I've finally learned what `upward compatible' means. It means we get to keep all our old mistakes." -- Dennie van Tassel