New metal-mesh membrane could solve longstanding problems and lead to inexpensive power storage: Directly Quoting MIT News: “A type of battery first invented nearly five decades ago could catapult to the forefront of energy storage technologies, thanks to a new finding by researchers at MIT.
Fuel cells at a fraction of prior cost: UC Riverside creates fuel cell catalysts at a hundredth of the cost: Fuel cells have the potential to be a clean and efficient way to run cars, computers, and power stations, but the cost of producing them
New pebble bed reactor technology prevents nuclear meltdown. “…At $40 million each in matching funds over the next five years, the grants will go to X-energy, a little-known Maryland-based startup that is developing a new version of a pebble-bed reactor, and to Southern Company, the
Prieto’s No Liquid Electrolyte Battery: Advances in battery energy and safety are critical, as lower priced energy storage is going to be an increasingly significant part of our energy delivery systems. Already, the price for a kilowatt hour of electric cars has been reduced significantly
Resources on Asteroids can be worth billions: “There’s money in space mining!” Usually that sort of bluster translates to money thrown AT space- as in tens of billions for Apollo, Shuttle, Space Station, etc. Sure we’ve discovered an awful lot of important stuff, and