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This Chatroom Only Opens When Your Phone’s About to Die
A whole new, almost-dead world.
The YouTuber Who Is Redefining Renewable Energy
With a talent for building DIY powerwalls, Jehu Garcia has become the “reluctant battery king.”
The Supply Chain Can’t Handle Skyrocketing Demand for Lithium-Ion Batteries
Lithium is “the new gasoline,” but our mining infrastructure isn’t designed to handle the electric car revolution.
The VICE Guide to Right Now
This Alarm Clock Inside a Living Room Wall Has Been Ringing for 13 Years
It goes off once a night, every night, forever.
NASA Needs to Change the Batteries on the Space Station
And it's sending three astronauts on a spacewalk to do the job.
Behold: The World's Largest Battery
In Fairbanks, Alaska, keeping the lights on is a matter of life and death.
Crab and Shrimp Shells Could Be Used to Make Battery Parts of the Future
Scientists building new materials are looking to nature for inspiration.
Why It's (Usually) Okay to Charge Your Phone Overnight
Lithium ion batteries stop charging when they're full.
This Origami Robot Made of Pork Intestines Could Save Your Life
MIT scientists have invented a little origami-shaped robot, which can unfold itself from a swallowed capsule and crawl across the stomach wall to remove a swallowed button battery or patch a wound.
A Canadian Startup Wants to Replace Drone Batteries With a Gas Engine
This range extender could keep drones in the sky for two hours or longer.
Meet the Clean-Energy Pioneers Who Could Help Solve Climate Change
Check out the trailer for our upcoming episode of 'VICE' on HBO, airing April 8 at 11 PM.
Qualcomm’s New Charging Tech Gets a Phone to 80 Percent in 35 Minutes
With less than 20 minutes to get a phone out of the red, do we still need bigger batteries?