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Business Insider is seeking nominations for the ‘Rising Stars of Clean Energy,’ a new project that will showcase up-and-comers who are transforming the massive industry

We are in the midst of a massive transformation in the way we generate and consume energy. It’s driving investment in the clean-energy industry, which reached $US363 billion worldwide last year, according to BloombergNEF. Business Insider is launching a list of the rising stars of the industry – up-and-comers within […]
Business Insider is seeking nominations for the ‘Rising Stars of Clean Energy,’ a new project that will showcase up-and-comers who are transforming the massive industry
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Now is the worst time to buy a new smartphone

Don’t buy a new smartphone right now. In just a couple of months, the biggest tech companies in the world, including Apple,Google, and Samsung, will announce their flagship phones for 2019. The presence of new flagship smartphones will also cause older phones to drop in price. It’s worth holding on […]
Now is the worst time to buy a new smartphone
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Amazon’s private brands lag behind the competition on the retailer’s own website, except for 2 unexpected products

Amazon’s private-label products aren’t taking the market by storm yet. A recent report from UBS said that existing brands “are competing more effectively and defending share against Amazon’s private label threat.” Still, Amazon has achieved some dominance in the battery and diaper categories, according to UBS. Visit Business Insider’s homepage […]
Amazon’s private brands lag behind the competition on the retailer’s own website, except for 2 unexpected products
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Tesla is buying the battery-maker Maxwell Technologies

Tesla announced Monday that it plans to buy the battery maker Maxwell Technologies. Maxwell, based in San Diego, makes battery components including ultracapacitors and dry electrodes. Battery technology is key for Tesla as it ramps up production and expands its manufacturing presence into China. Tesla is buying Maxwell Technologies in […]
Tesla is buying the battery-maker Maxwell Technologies
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Watch mechanics go through 6 fire extinguishers trying to douse flaming Tesla battery modules rigged to a Disney Princess car as molten copper comes ‘raining down’ everywhere

YouTube star and mechanic Rich Benoit posted a video of modified Tesla battery modules catching on fire after being improperly used. Benoit said the start of the fire was entirely his fault. He said the modified battery wasn’t charging or being cooled correctly when it caught on fire. Once the […]
Watch mechanics go through 6 fire extinguishers trying to douse flaming Tesla battery modules rigged to a Disney Princess car as molten copper comes ‘raining down’ everywhere
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I am blown away by the battery life in the new iPhone X

The best feature in the new iPhone X is the phone’s super-long battery life. As someone who’s owned the phone for nearly a month, I’ve never had my battery dip below 40%. At the end of each day, on average, my iPhone X has about 60% battery left. I love […]
I am blown away by the battery life in the new iPhone X
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Scientists are building high-performance batteries from junkyard scrap metal

One man’s trash is another man’s battery material. Or at least that’s the case for Cary Pint, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Vanderbilt University. Pint and a team of researchers recently created a small pill-bottle-sized battery using steel, brass, and a common household chemical called potassium hydroxide. According […]
Scientists are building high-performance batteries from junkyard scrap metal
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Here’s an easy way to tell if your batteries are dead

VIDEO: Sometimes you need to find a working battery in your junk drawer amongst a sea of dead ones. If you're in a rush and don't have time to find a battery meter, here's how you can quickly see which batteries are good and which ones are duds.
Here’s an easy way to tell if your batteries are dead