Experiments investigate time symmetry violations

Researchers report progress on synthesizing and detecting ions that are among the most sensitive measures for time symmetry violations.

Harrison Tasoff-UC Santa Barbara • futurity
Jan. 13, 2021 ~5 min

physics science-and-technology time ions

Consumer electronics have changed a lot in 20 years – systems for managing e-waste aren't keeping up

Technical advances are reducing the volume of e-waste generated in the US as lighter, more compact products enter the market. But those goods can be harder to reuse and recycle.

Shahana Althaf, Postdoctoral associate, Yale University • conversation
Jan. 11, 2021 ~9 min

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The ocean’s chemistry isn’t the same everywhere

A new study overturns a 130-year-old assumption about the chemistry of seawater. The main finding? It's not stay the same across the whole ocean.

Harrison Tasoff-UC Santa Barbara • futurity
Sept. 4, 2020 ~6 min

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New insights into lithium-ion battery failure mechanism

Researchers have identified a potential new degradation mechanism for electric vehicle batteries – a key step to designing effective methods to improve battery

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Aug. 24, 2020 ~4 min

 sustainable-earth  climate-change  energy  battery  lithium-ion-battery

The road to electric vehicles with lower sticker prices than gas cars – battery costs explained

EVs will have lower sticker prices than gas vehicles when batteries are cheaper. Getting there comes down to knowing where to cut costs.

Shashank Sripad, Ph.D. Candidate in Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University • conversation
July 27, 2020 ~8 min

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Safe electric car battery lasts for 1 million miles

A new lithium-ion battery for electric cars offers both safety and high performance—and can last for 1 million miles.

Walt Mills-Penn State • futurity
March 5, 2020 ~3 min

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Laser cooling chills radium ions for the first time

The first successful laser cooling of radium ions could open up new paths of discovery in physics, some of which may violate traditional rules.

Harrison Tasoff-UC Santa Barbara • futurity
July 18, 2019 ~8 min

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Enriching solid-state batteries

MIT researchers demonstrate a method to make a smaller, safer, and faster lithium-rich ceramic electrolyte.

Denis Paiste | Materials Research Laboratory • mit
July 11, 2019 ~14 min

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New manufacturing approach slices lithium-ion battery cost in half | MIT News

Reinventing how these batteries are made also improves their performance and recyclability.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
June 23, 2015 ~8 min

 energy  manufacturing  research  batteries  school-of-engineering  innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie  materials-science-and-engineering  department-of-energy-doe  lithium-ion