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New design produces true lithium-air battery

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and at Argonne National Laboratory have designed a new lithium-air battery that works in a natural-air environment and still functioned after a record-breaking 750 charge/discharge ...

dateMar 21, 2018 in Energy & Green Tech
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Filling lithium-ion cells faster

Developers from Bosch and scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) are using neutrons to analyze the filling of lithium ion batteries for hybrid cars with electrolytes. Their experiments show that electrodes ...

dateMar 21, 2018 in Energy & Green Tech
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Fukushima seven years later—case closed?

On March 11, 2011, a nuclear disaster struck Japan. The 9.0 magnitude Tohoku earthquake triggered a 15-meter tidal wave, which hit the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant approximately 45 minutes later. The plant's power ...

dateMar 20, 2018 in Energy & Green Tech
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The future of transportation systems

Daniel Sperling is a distinguished professor of civil engineering and environmental science and policy at the University of California at Davis, where he is also founding director of the school's Institute of Transportation ...

dateMar 14, 2018 in Energy & Green Tech
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These 6 new SUVs are worth the wait

If you're in the market for a new SUV, it's important to know not only what's available now but also what's coming. Here are six SUVs going on sale in the next several months that we at Edmunds think are worth waiting for.

dateMar 14, 2018 in Energy & Green Tech
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Mastering the future power grid

The electric energy system is becoming increasingly diverse and distributed. This trend is bound to have an impact on how the system operators will control and optimize the future grid, blogs Gabriela Hug.

dateMar 12, 2018 in Energy & Green Tech
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Manure could heat your home

Farm manure could be a viable source of renewable energy to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming.

With a TENG, solar cells could work come rain or shine

Despite the numerous advances in solar cells, one thing remains constant: cloudy, rainy conditions put a damper on the amount of electricity created. Now researchers reporting in the journal ACS Nano have developed hybrid ...

Turning landfill into energy

Landfill is both ugly and polluting. But a new breed of technology promises to make it a thing of the past, transforming a huge portion of landfill material into clean gas.

Scarce metals going unrecovered from end-of-life vehicles

Vast quantities of scarce metals are being lost from Europe's urban mine of vehicles, including 20 tonnes of gold each year—and the proportion of critical metals in vehicles is continuing to increase. A database has been ...

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