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RESEARCHERS ACCIDENTALLY MADE BATTERIES LAST 400 TIMES LONGER

Smartphones, tablets, and most other electronics rely on rechargeable batteries, but after a few thousand uses the batteries start to lose their ability to hold a charge. 532 more words

MSU Prof Gets $500,000 NSF CAREER Award for Battery Research

EAST LANSING — Lithium-ion batteries have dominated the portable electronics market, but their large-scale use in transportation markets could be hindered by the shrinking availability of materials. 285 more words

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When the wind does not blow….

If you have a large proportion of wind turbines providing the power to the electricity grid, maybe in parallel with solar farms, and the wind suddenly dies down at sunset, when the solar power really subsides, you have a crisis – just as the evening peak energy demand develops. 541 more words

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LG Chem To Build Battery For Pacifica Hybrid In Michigan

TROY — The Troy-based lithium ion battery maker LG Chem says it will supply the 16-kilowatt-hour battery pack system and controls for the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan. 276 more words

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Bill Gates predicts a clean-energy breakthrough within 15 years will save the planet

In the latest edition of their annual letter published today, Bill and Melinda Gates argue that the world needs “an energy miracle,” and are willing to bet that such a breakthrough will arrive within 15 years. 303 more words

Bill Gates says sub-Saharan Africa has less electricity now per person than 30 years ago

The amount of electricity per person in sub-Saharan Africa, when you factor out South Africa, is lower today than it was 30 years ago, according to Bill Gates. 147 more words