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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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Drawing of a wall painting from the tomb of Djehutihotep, a semi-feudal ruler of an Ancient Egyptian province, 1880 BC. A person standing at the front of the sled is pouring water onto the sand.

A Study Finds Ancient Egyptians Transported Big Objects over Wet Sand

The new study, published in the journal of Physical Review Letters, has demonstrated that ancient Egyptians applied a simple approach to moistening the sand and then transporting heavy colossi and pyramid stones by sledge in a much easier way. In order to construct pyramids, ancient Egyptians were forced to transport heavy […]

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