lithium-ion batteries

No. 445: On masters, laureates and ketchup (with robots and spaceships, too)

  Playoff atmosphere: They’re waving us in, dear readers, as another classic week of autumnal socioeconomic innovation rounds third and speeds toward home. (On the subject of fall classics, with the juggernaut Yankees kicking off yet another American League Championship Series this weekend, consider this argument for a shorter baseball season and longer playoffs.) Equal slice of the pie: It’s Oct. 11 out there, worthy of note for many reasons, including National Coming Out Day…


No. 273: Legalizing pot in NY, hacking with Homeland Security and new growth for Broadridge, Digital Donations and a CA spinoff

Marching on: Welcome to another week of Long Island innovation, and to what is actually a red-letter date in African-American history. While historical icons including Augustus Caesar, Christopher Columbus and Dwight Eisenhower all surface on Jan. 17, in honor of Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration, let’s spotlight Sherman’s Field Order No. 15, issued this date in 1865 by Union General William T. Sherman following his legendary March to the Sea. The order confiscated…


LI manufacturer powers up Army battery production

By GREGORY ZELLER // A longtime Long Island manufacturer will step up production of “advanced military batteries” for the U.S. Army, in a big way. Commack-based energy solutions expert Bren-Tronics Inc. has received a $6.2 million contract from U.S. Army Contracting Command involving the 44-year-old manufacturer’s military-grade, 24-volt “6T Li-Ion” batteries. The multi-year deal comes through the National Advanced Mobility Consortium, an alliance of traditional and nontraditional small businesses, large defense contractors, academic institutions and…