Inventor of the Lithium-Ion battery thinks his glass battery could revolutionise energy

Inventor of the Lithium-Ion battery thinks his glass battery could revolutionise energy

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The world is energy hungry, and the lithium-Ion battery, even though it’s more popular than ever, is showing its age.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. We’ve heard of AI’s made out...

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Promising solar energy breakthrough could replace steel making blast furnaces

Promising solar energy breakthrough could replace steel making blast furnaces

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Dirty industrial processes use huge amounts of energy and heat to create cement, glass, and steel, and now we have a way to replace them with green energy.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Creating cement, glass, and...

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Scientists produce smart windows that generate their own electricity

Scientists produce smart windows that generate their own electricity

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The use of glass is increasing around the world and scientists are trying to find new ways to enhance its properties.   Recently we saw new research that lets windows turn into mirrors at the flick of a switch, and now researchers from the Institute...

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Scientists use electro-charged nanoparticles to create liquid mirrors

Scientists use electro-charged nanoparticles to create liquid mirrors

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to apply new properties to glass, such as liquid mirrors, could help companies reduce their air conditioning bill and help homeowners improve their privacy.   Researchers from Imperial College London in the UK have developed a new material that can turn a transparent surface into a...

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