Binghamton engineer creates origami battery

By Rachel Coker On Jun 10, 2015

...Origami, the Japanese art of paper folding, can be used to create beautiful birds, frogs and other small sculptures. Now a Binghamton University engineer says the technique can be...… Read more


Origami ninja star inspires battery design

By Rachel Coker On Jun 7, 2016

...A new disposable battery that folds like an origami ninja star could power biosensors and other small devices for use in challenging field conditions, a Binghamton University engineer says....… Read more

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Origami-inspired battery folds like a ninja star

By Research Advancement On Jun 9, 2016

Batteries are getting better every year at both storing energy and lasting longer, but the resulting chemical compositions make for an awfully expensive power-storing cocktail. Researchers at Binghamton...… Read more

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The foldable, five-cent battery powered by bacteria

By Research Advancement On Jun 17, 2015

...A new origami paper battery, which is powered by bacteria and costs five U.S. cents, could revolutionize the diagnosis of diseases in developing and remote areas, Binghamton engineer Sean...… Read more

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Scientists build a battery you can power with your spit

By Research Advancement On Aug 9, 2017

...You’re stranded in the middle of nowhere, phone battery dead. Lacking all access to electricity or even solar power, you turn to your last resource — your own spit....… Read more

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Battery pioneer named to hall of fame

By Research Advancement On Apr 28, 2010

...Binghamton’s own Stan Whittingham, an inventor of the lithium ion battery, is No. 17 on the Greentech Hall of Fame. Pretty cool to be on a list that includes...… Read more


University helps lead way to better lithium batteries

By Eric Coker On Sep 18, 2009

...Whittingham’s experience is unsurpassed on the team, as he is credited with developing the lithium-ion battery while working with Exxon in the 1970s. The lithium-ion battery is now used on...… Read more