batteries

Die With Me

This Chatroom Only Opens When Your Phone’s About to Die

A whole new, almost-dead world.
Samantha Cole
1.18.18
HOTY2017

The YouTuber Who Is Redefining Renewable Energy

With a talent for building DIY powerwalls, Jehu Garcia has become the “reluctant battery king.”
Louise Matsakis
12.19.17
mineral wars

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.
Louise Matsakis
10.11.17
Technology

This cell phone doesn’t need a battery to make calls

Zeke Spector
8.9.17
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.
River Donaghey
6.16.17
nasa

NASA Needs to Change the Batteries on the Space Station

And it's sending three astronauts on a spacewalk to do the job.
Samantha Cole
12.29.16
energy

Behold: The World's Largest Battery

In Fairbanks, Alaska, keeping the lights on is a matter of life and death.
Michael Byrne
8.27.16
nature

Crab and Shrimp Shells Could Be Used to Make Battery Parts of the Future

Scientists building new materials are looking to nature for inspiration.
Kate Lunau
8.24.16
iphones

Why It's (Usually) Okay to Charge Your Phone Overnight

Lithium ion batteries stop charging when they're full.
Madison Margolin
7.26.16
robots

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.
Nick Rose
5.14.16
Canada

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.
Mark Mann
5.4.16
Stuff

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.
VICE Staff
4.11.16
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