Sodium-ion battery beats lithium for cost effectiveness
Lithium-ion batteries are the current reigning energy-storage champion, powering everything from phones to cars. But as good as it is as an electrode material, lithium is relatively rare, and the cost of mining and refining it can blow out the budget
Progressing to Solid-State Lithium Batteries
A research group led by professor Jan D. Miller of the University of Utah's Department of Metallurgical Engineering has received a $191,700 grant to aid the development and commercialization of a solid polymer electrolyte/electrode technology for l
China dominates generation 3+ nuclear reactors
The world's first AP1000 reactor will begin fuel loading in the next two weeks. The power plant will start loading more than 100 fuel assemblies into the honeycomb core of its AP1000 reactor with a pair of robotic arms.
Metallic Hydrogen claim, criticisms and rebutal
The Metallic Hydrogen Wigner–Huntington transition is only a piece of the story, – the problem of high pressure hydrogen metallization is much more interesting than we thought just a few years ago, with intriguing intermediate phases with unexpec
A Pod Races Through the Hyperloop for the First Time Ever
The future sounds a bit like a witch crying over a dead cat. That spooky wail is the sound hyperloop makes--at least, the version of the high-speed transportation system designed by Hyperloop One, which just took a big stride toward the day it fling
Gaye Levy on how to recharge Alkaline batteries.
About a month ago, I learned that it was possible not only to test old alkaline batteries to see if they are still are usable but also that, with the right type of charger, you can bring dead batteries back to life and that you can actually recharge