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Old mining techniques make a new way to recycle lithium batteries

Old mining techniques make a new way to recycle lithium batteries

Using century-old minerals processing methods, chemical engineering students have found a solution to a looming 21st-century problem: How to economically recycle lithium ion batteries. Lei...
New tech helps look inside lithium battery's black box

New tech helps look inside lithium battery’s black box

New finding could improve battery safety while increasing next-generation energy storage Lithium metal batteries hold tremendous promise for next-generation energy storage because the lithium metal...
Silicon-based tandem photovoltaic modules can compete in solar market

Silicon-based tandem photovoltaic modules can compete in solar market

New solar energy research from Arizona State University demonstrates that silicon-based, tandem photovoltaic modules, which convert sunlight to electricity with higher efficiency than present...
Scientists develop a revolutionary way to 3D print next generation of batteries

Scientists develop a revolutionary way to 3D print next generation of batteries

Additive manufacturing, otherwise known as 3D printing, can be used to manufacture porous electrodes for lithium-ion batteries--but because of the nature of the manufacturing...
Why does my phone battery die so fast

Why does my phone battery die so fast?

Why do batteries die? And, why can they only be recharged so many times before they won’t hold a useful amount of charge? My young son...
New flow battery for green energy could double max voltage

New flow battery for green energy could double max voltage

A new type of flow battery that involves a liquid metal more than doubles the maximum voltage of conventional flow batteries and could lead...
Dark energy No sign of symmetrons

Dark energy? No sign of symmetrons

One thing is certain: there's something out there we don't yet know. For years scientists have been looking for "dark matter" or "dark energy". With our...
Scientists boost performance quality of perovskites

Scientists boost performance quality of perovskites

Solar cells need to slim down. Solar cells are devices that absorb photons from sunlight and convert their energy to move electrons -- enabling the...
Scientists discover new materials that could make batteries charge faster

Scientists discover new materials that could make batteries charge faster

Researchers have identified a group of materials that could be used to make even higher power batteries. The researchers, from the University of Cambridge, used...
Ancient sun-powered tech may purify water with near-perfect efficiency

Ancient sun-powered tech may purify water with near-perfect efficiency

The idea of using energy from the sun to evaporate and purify water is ancient. For example, the Greek philosopher Aristotle described such a process...