Fuel is defined as a material that stores potential energy and, when released, can be used as heat energy.
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
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.
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.
Electricity is found all around us, it produces a wide variety of effects, such as lightning, static electricity, electromagnetic induction and electrical current. Electricity is the flow of moving electrons. Flowing electrons are called an electrical current.
Oxidation-reduction, or redox reactions, take place in electrochemical cells. There are two different types of electrochemical cells. Spontaneous reactions occur in galvanic (voltaic) cells, and nonspontaneous reactions occur in electrolytic cells.
A new study shows that rapid-charging a battery and using it to provide high-power, rapidly draining power may not be as damaging as researchers had originally thought, and the benefits of slow draining and recharging may have been overestimated. These results challenge the prevailing view that “supercharging” batteries is always harder on battery … Continue reading New Study Shows Why Batteries Fail
Ever since their rise in popularity, smartphones have had one very significant flaw. Battery life. This problem has lead to an entire industry of spare batteries, charge cases, mini power cables and much more. However, the underlying problem has never been solved. Why can’t we just create a battery that lasts longer? Well, researchers … Continue reading Developing a Longer Life Smartphone Batterys
Researchers at Stanford University have recently published a paper in the scientific journal Nature Nanotechnology reporting they have designed a pure lithium anode with the potential of increasing the capacity of existing battery technology 400%
Pinball machines are some of the oldest arcade games in history. Dating back to the mid 1600s these games have evolved into the light flashing, ball bumping game we know today. The origins of pinball are intertwined with the history of many other games. Games played outdoors by rolling balls or stones on … Continue reading How to Make Your Own Pinball Game