Scientists at USC have developed a water-based organic battery that is long lasting, and composed of inexpensive, eco-friendly material. The new, non-metal and non-toxic, battery is intended for use in power plants, where it can make the energy grid more resilient and efficient by creating a large-scale way to store energy for use as needed. … Continue reading Scientists Create an Organic Battery
One of the biggest issues with the small powerful Li-ion battery is disposal, but what if it wasn't?
People usually think the words electricity and energy are interchangeable, well they are wrong and here's why.
Researchers at the University of Maryland have invented a single miniature structure that includes all the components of a battery which they say could be the beginning of the micro energy storage component. The device, known as a nanopore, is a tiny hole in a ceramic sheet that holds electrolyte to carry … Continue reading The World’s Smallest Battery
Researchers claim a new technique could transform smelly, air-polluting landfill gas into a fuel cell that can generate clean energy for homes, offices and hospitals. The advance would convert methane gas into hydrogen, an efficient, clean form of energy. The researchers report is part of the 248th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society … Continue reading One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Clean Energy
A Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) led team has developed a simple “coat of armor” to encase small batteries, making them harmless if swallowed. Children, mainly infants and young toddlers, can ingest small batteries, leading to severe damage to their esophagus as well as other stomach tissue, sometimes even leading to death.
Computer chips with superconducting circuits that had zero electrical resistance would be 50 to 100 times as energy-efficient as today’s chips. This level of energy-efficiency would be a huge benefit considering the increasing power consumption of the massive data centers that power the Internet’s most popular sites. Superconducting chips will also deliver greater … Continue reading Superconducting Computer Chips with Increased Energy Efficiency
Most people are under the impression that pennies are made of copper. This is only partially true. Before 1982, pennies were made of 95% copper and 5% zinc. Because the price of copper was rising, the U.S. Mint had to change the penny’s composition to keep the cost of the coin under one cent.
Driverless or Autonomous cars are the future of transportation, and the future is closer than you may think.
Storing the surplus of renewable energy in batteries for later use seems like the obvious solution, but a new study from Stanford University suggests this might not always be the case.