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LG Chem & Panasonic In Tight Race To Be #1 EV Battery Supplier, CATL Solidly #3

It’s all about those batteries, ’bout those batteries, ’bout those batteries. The electric car market is influenced by aesthetics, aerodynamics, tech efficiency, semi-autonomous and infotainment features, and more. However, it seems no single element is more important than the batteries

The lower mantle can be oxidized in the presence of water

(Science China Press) In regions at depths greater than 1900 kilometers, scientists found active interactions between water and mantle rocks, which are oxidizing Earth’s mantle. Water may have reached and dwelled at the lowermost part of the mantle over geologic time.

Why the indoor farming movement is taking off

As the world emerges from a pandemic that has kept about one in five people in their homes for weeks, it’s little surprise that the idea of indoor farming is gaining traction. After all, we’ve had a lot of time…

More On That Billion-Dollar Solar Boondoggle In Vegas

On May 12 the Interior Department gave approval for the largest solar power project in the U.S. to be built by Warren Buffett’s NV Energy company on 7100 acres of Federal lands in the Mohave Desert. At a cost of…

Taking a clear view of customer safety

As the COVID-19 pandemic escalated through March 2020, New York was one of the first states to require all non-essential workers to stay home to help fight the virus. The state was still hard-hit, and just three weeks later took…

Mexico’s President Puts The Kibosh On Renewables

It sounds like a news report out of yet another dystopian novel: Mexico is halting grid connection for new solar and wind power projects. In a world rushing to produce clean energy, Mexico has suddenly stood out like a sore…

Copper ion unlocks magnesium’s potential in next-generation battery

(Chinese Academy of Sciences Headquarters) Researchers at the Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) have come a step closer to making a viable, high-output battery based on magnesium (Mg), an element the United States Geological Survey reports is far more abundant than lithium.

Responsible Living

The sharing economy is taking on a whole new meaning these days

Companies that disrupted the way we traditionally have done business — Airbnb, ZipCar, and Uber, to name a few — seem to have hit the same major roadblock we’re all facing: a fatally contagious virus that’s forced us to rethink…