New, cheap, flexible aluminum battery charges in just one minute, won’t explode

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Researchers at Stanford University’s Precourt Institute for Energy have unveiled a new aluminum-ion battery that could one day replace the lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries we use to power pretty much everything , from our watches to our tablets and our electric vehicles . The aluminum battery can be produced more cheaply than current alternatives, is not quite so bad for the environment as alkaline batteries, and unlike Li-ion batteries, it won’t explode —”even if you drill through it.” Read the rest of New, cheap, flexible aluminum battery charges in just one minute, won’t explode Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: aluminum battery , Battery Charging , battery fire , battery life , battery safety , charging times , flexible battery , lithium ion battery alternative , renewable energy grid storage , solar battery , stanford battery

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The Blue Diversion Toilet is an off-grid portable potty that filters waste water for washing

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Energy-positive portable classroom produces four times more energy than it needs

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