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  Xinc8 has developed a new type of battery that will outperform lithium-ion batteries one day. (Image Credit: Zinc8)     A new type of battery that won’t degrade, can’t explode, and is up to five times cheaper than lithium-ion batteries will be available on the market. Zinc8, a Canadian-based company, has developed the new zinc-air hybrid flow battery, which has adaptable storage capacity and has the potential to outperform lithium-ion batteries. This device could r ...
A very popular HIOKI instrument is the BT3554 battery tester. It's a portable instrument designed primarily for maintenance purposes with voltage ranges up to 60V. Of course the BT3554 won't blow up when you accidentially apply 61V to it instead of the maximum 60V. In fact there are not many service cases for the BT3554 at all. However, about 9 out of 10 BT3554 that arrive in HIOKI's service department in Frankfurt, Germany are identified to have suffered some sort of over-voltage. The majori ...
Artist’s impression of electron spins “frustrated” as the magnetic sample is forced into a spin liquid state. (Image Credit: Daniel Haskel)   Researchers at the Advanced Photon Source (APS), a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility at DOE’s Argonne National Laboratory, inserted a magnetic crystal between two small flat-head diamonds and slowly squeezed them together to create a magnetic liquid. This study, published in Physics Review Letters ...
Renewable energy has surpassed coal in April 2020 for 40 straight days. (Image Credit: Myriam Zilles from Pixabay) To date, the coronavirus pandemic has brought some positive changes on the planet, including decreased air pollution, wildlife roaming around freely, and more recently, the United States has seen an uptick in clean energy. During the economic decline as a result of mandatory stay-at-home rulings, renewable energies have started to gain momentum. Figures from the U.S. Energy Informat ...