July 11, 2016 |
While hybrid and fully electric cars have become a harder sell in today's cheap gas environment, there's no denying the enormous appeal of a battery-powered lawn mower. Operation is stupid proof, takes no liquids, and rarely requires servicing. Just charge up the high-capacity, 40-volt lithium ion battery pack for two hours and slide it into the dedicated mower slot (goes in only one way). Simultaneously press and pull the start button and power-up bar. Now you're good to mow a quarter-acre before needing a battery swap-out.
March 2, 2016
For the first time this spring, the St. Louis Cardinals got to watch what they hope will be their opening day battery work together. Yadier Molina caught his first bullpen session in camp Monday, another step in his comeback from thumb surgery. Ace Adam Wainwright was on the mound. "You want a guy who throws it where he wants to," Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said. An eight time all-star, Molina is still recovering from his second offseason surgery on his left thumb. He was injured late last season making a tag at the plate.
April 13, 2015 |
Phillies infield prospect Jesmuel Valentin was placed on Major League Baseball's restricted list Monday after his arrest stemming from a domestic battery incident in Pinellas County, Fla. St. Petersburg Police arrested Valentin, 20, last Sunday at 4:56 p.m., according to Pinellas County Sheriff's Office records. Authorities charged him with a first-degree misdemeanor. He was released Monday night, according to records. He pleaded not guilty to the charge Wednesday, according to court records, and his attorney made a request for a jury trial.
December 5, 2014 |
Dust off your high-school physics knowledge for a moment, and recall the difference between batteries and capacitors. The former can store a lot of energy but take a long time to charge, while capacitors have more limited storage but can be charged in seconds. Lately, engineers have been developing devices that combine the best attributes of both: so-called supercapacitors that charge quickly and have improved storage capacity - some of which have been in use for several years in China, in fast-charging public buses.
May 24, 2013
1MyCharge Peak 6000 Handy-dandy portable power pack features a whopping 6000 mAh battery good for three recharges. Love the flip-out AC plug and three built-in cable connectors - 30-pin iPhone, USB and Micro USB. $90-$100. 2Mophie Juice Pack Helium Thin-line iPhone 5 case neatly integrates power-doubling rechargeable battery. $75.13 at amazon.com. 3Powerbag Attractive messenger bags, backpacks and briefcases have built-in, removable battery packs (3000-6000 mAh)
March 28, 2013 |
Ryan Bell knows that his best friend, fellow captain, and closest confidant will be 60 feet, 6 inches away. It's just a matter of whether David Viselli is behind the plate or atop the pitcher's mound. Either way, Bell says, the two Burlington Township High School baseball stars will see the game the same way. "It's almost like we're the same person," Bell said. "When he's pitching and I'm catching, he never shakes me off. When I'm pitching and he's catching, I never shake him off. "We're both into the game on every pitch.
January 31, 2013 |
TOKYO - All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines said they replaced lithium-ion batteries in their Boeing 787 Dreamliners on multiple occasions before a battery-overheating incident led to the worldwide grounding of the jets. ANA said Wednesday that it replaced batteries on its 787 aircraft about 10 times because they failed to charge properly or showed other problems and that it informed Boeing about the swaps. Japan Airlines said it had also replaced lithium-ion batteries on its 787 jets, but couldn't immediately give details.
January 20, 2013
In the Region Jobless rate up in Pa. The U.S. Labor Department said civilian unemployment in Pennsylvania ticked up 0.1 percentage point to 7.9 percent in December, compared with November. In New Jersey the number fell by the same fraction, to 9.6 percent for the same period. The rates are seasonally adjusted. The national unemployment rate in December was 7.8 percent. In regional numbers, the Mid-Atlantic held steady at 8.4 percent unemployment. - Reid Kanaley Lawyers feud over fees GlaxoSmithKline P.L.C.
January 18, 2013 |
U.S. officials and Boeing Co. are investigating whether defective batteries from the same batch caused incidents in two 787 Dreamliners that triggered the plane's worldwide grounding, according to two people familiar with the incidents. If that proves to be true, it could show a flaw causing the incidents was confined to a small number of 787s, rather than a systemic fault with the plane's engineering, design, or manufacturing, and could speed the resumption of flights. The sources, who were not authorized to speak publicly, said the information was preliminary and investigators had not ruled out other causes.
October 30, 2012 |
HOW ARE you going to keep your mobile phone up and running if Hurricane Sandy hits us with a wallop? Gizmo Guy has suggestions to help get you through the worst of the storm. First, prep your phone for hardship duty. Fully run that battery down - watching videos does that job quickest - then recharge the battery. While charging, venture into the settings and shut off all the "polling" features - Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Navigation - buzzing in the background, sucking juice. Also shut down any apps running in the background.