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Beach sand, on the left ,and purified sand in the middle. The right image shows vials of the former two, and a third made up of nano-silicon used to make the battery. Image credit:Scientific Reports.

Using Beach Sand to Make Li-Ion Batteries That Last Longer

Charge your phone with that white stuff from the beach. According to the latest study released in the journal of Scientific Reports, beach sand can be used to make lithium-ion batteries that last three times longer compared with the present models. Talking of this new invention, Zachary Favors, a graduate student at […]

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Image credit: Electricity Generating Footwear / ASCAS.

Generate Energy from Your Shoe Insoles?

Angelo Casimiro, a fifteen-year-old Philippine boy, has recently invented a smart shoe insole, which can provide enough electricity to charge small USB devices by just walking. According to Angela’s explanation, his new invention, incorporating piezoelectric materials, is capable of generating an AC voltage when it is actuated. Some solid materials […]

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Making Li-ion Batteries from Recycled Rice Husks

Making Li-ion Batteries from Recycled Rice Husks

These clockwise images show rice, rise husks, white silica powders extracted from rice husks, brown silica powder, porous silicon under scanning electron microscope and an example of using silicon anode in lithium-ion batteries for hybrid electric vehicle. *Image source: Dae Soo Jung A new study demonstrated that silica in rice […]

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