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Why This NASA Battery May Be The Future of Energy Storage

Anyone with a smartphone knows how far innovations in battery tech have lagged behind. But what about mission critical applications? There are no convenience stores in space where you can pick up some AAA batteries or a USB charger. This video is from Undecided with Matt Ferrell. We’re talking about batteries that last decades. That […]

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Solar

Top 5 Solar Energy Advances Using Perovskites

For years, perovskite solar cells have promised revolutionary improvements compared to traditional silicon solar panels. Perovskite could hold the key to higher efficiency at lower costs and in some cases has shown a 250% performance boost. But scientists have been working on improving this solar energy tech since the 1990s. What do we have to […]

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Science

Why Salt Water may be the Future of Batteries

This video is from Undecided with Matt Ferrell. There’s no shortage of solutions to the world’s need for renewable energy storage, but there is a shortage of accessible and cheap resources to use for those solutions. Lithium and vanadium aren’t limitless, so what about regular, run-of-the-mill salt? Redox flow batteries, or RFBs, can exploit the […]

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Science

Geothermal Energy: How Big is the Potential?

There is a lot of energy right under our feet, a relic from Earth’s hot past as a ball of plasma. But how much can geothermal energy realistically do for us? What technologies are currently being pursued, what are the risks, and is it even carbon neutral? In this video Sabine Hassenfelder has collected all […]

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