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Power to the batteries

Better solar panels and wind turbines are important to helping ensure a low-carbon future. But they are not enough. The energy from these intermittent sources must be stored, managed, converted and accessed ...

dateMay 22, 2015 in Energy & Green Tech
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UK's RobotCar demonstrated (w/ Video)

(Phys.org)—A group of scientists at Oxford University in the UK have demonstrated their version of the self-driving car, which promises to be much cheaper than similar cars being developed elsewhere.

dateFeb 15, 2013 in Engineering report
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Better batteries from waste sulfur

A new chemical process can transform waste sulfur into a lightweight plastic that may improve batteries for electric cars, reports a University of Arizona-led team. The new plastic has other potential uses, ...

dateApr 14, 2013 in Materials Science
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Eavesdropping on lithium ions

(Phys.org) —Lithium ion batteries are at the energetic heart of almost all things tech, from cell phones to tablets to electric vehicles. That's because they are a proven technology, light, long-lasting ...

dateJul 08, 2013 in Nanophysics
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