SolidEnergy, a start-up out of MIT, is developing a battery boasting twice the energy density of traditional lithium-ion designs. The first commercial product is scheduled to arrive in 2016.
An MIT spinoff company called SolidEnergy has a working prototype that makes lithium-ion batteries much thinner, and able to store many more lithium ions.
Researchers in Brazil are working on a system that can detect when you are on the phone behind the wheel. It won’t lock you out of your phone, or notify the police, at least not yet.
MIT has now shown off a new transparent display technology that is reportedly not only easier to build than many existing solutions, but possibly cheaper as well.
New imaging chip developed by MIT Labs promises more natural-looking flash photography with low-power hardware driven HDR shots.
Power is usually the holy grail of mobile communications and mobile computing. No matter how powerful your phone’s processor is, how big the screen, or how fluid the user interface, it will not amount to anything if the power supply is limited. This is why manufacturers and technologists have been trying to find ways to reduce power consumption, or at least find ways to improve efficiency in charging and power use. A startup is trying to improve power management by addressing the problem at its core: power amplifiers.
We all know that cell phone data signal is a funny thing. Sometimes packets get lost and and speeds drop to almost nothing in highly congested areas. MIT researchers may have figured out how to get passed that thanks to a little bit of algebra and a little bit of brilliance.