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WHERE DOES OUR POWER COME FROM?

Here’s a fun little chart about where we get our power. I’m pretty shocked by how much we waste. That’s why so much investment (and why more is needed) in energy storage. https://digg.com/2020/how-america-uses-its-energy-visualized

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World’s most efficient lithium-sulfur battery — ScienceDaily

Imagine having access to a battery, which has the potential to power your phone for five continuous days, or enable an electric vehicle to drive more than 1000km without needing to “refuel.” Monash University researchers are on the brink of commercialising the world’s most efficient lithium-sulphur (Li-S) battery, which could outperform current market leaders by […]

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Scientists Develop New Material to Make Lithium Ion Batteries Self-Healing and Easily Recyclable

New technology hopes to tackle two problems with modern batteries. While it rarely happens, Lithium-ion batteries can catch fire when exposed to oxygen. These scientists hope to create a battery that is self healing and easily recyclable.

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Building a better battery with machine learning — ScienceDaily

Designing the best molecular building blocks for battery components is like trying to create a recipe for a new kind of cake, when you have billions of potential ingredients. The challenge involves determining which ingredients work best together — or, more simply, produce an edible (or, in the case of batteries, a safe) product. But […]

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New electrodes could increase efficiency of electric vehicles and aircraft — ScienceDaily

The rise in popularity of electric vehicles and aircraft presents the possibility of moving away from fossil fuels toward a more sustainable future. While significant technological advancements have dramatically increased the efficiency of these vehicles, there are still several issues standing in the way of widespread adoption. One of the most significant of these challenges […]

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Small, fast, and highly energy-efficient memory device inspired by lithium-ion batteries — ScienceDaily

Virtually all digital devices that perform any sort of processing of information require not only a processing unit, but also a quick memory that can temporarily hold the inputs, partial results, and outputs of the operations performed. In computers, this memory is referred to as dynamic random-access memory, or DRAM. The speed of DRAM is […]

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WaterLily Wind and Water USB Charger

Drop this in a creek or hang it from a tree to power your things. Great to have in the car or in your backpack for the times when you really need your electrons flowing.

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Nekteck 21W Solar Charger

While personally I prefer leaving devices behind when experiencing the outdoors there is definitely a time and place for having a plan B. Keep this thing in your car for emergencies. Be preprepared for the big one as cell coverage is one of our countries most resilient infrastructures.