Sepp Hasslberger: Graphene Displacing Batteries?

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Sepp Hasslberger

Sepp Hasslberger

Batteries are out – well not quite yet – but super capacitors are coming.

Laser-Induced Graphene Looks to Displace Batteries With Supercapacitors

The key attribute of LIG is how comparatively easy it is to produce as opposed to graphene made via chemical vapor deposition. For LIG, all that is needed is a commercial polyimide plastic sheet and a computer-controlled laser. The Rice researchers discovered that the laser would burn everything on the polyimide except the carbon from the top layer. What remains is a form of graphene.

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Dec 11

James Anderton: Breakthrough Energy

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James Anderson

James Anderton

VIDEO: Billionaires’ Breakthrough Energy Coalition: No Manufacturing?

In a move clearly timed to coincide with the Paris COP 21 climate change talks, more than 20 of the world’s wealthiest people have announced the formation of the Breakthrough Energy Coalition.

I suspect that “$.10 in 10 years” will absolutely be achievable.

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Dec 11

Yoda: Alternative Alternative Energy — Lasers Cool Water

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yoda with light saberUW Scientists Invent Laser That Can Refrigerate Liquid Water

A new UW study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences last week revealed that a team of UW researchers has used an infrared laser to cool liquid water by about 36 degrees Fahrenheit (or about 20 degrees Celsius) — and they say it’s a “major breakthrough” in the field.

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Nov 23

Berto Jongman: 60 Minutes Cycling Powers Home for 24 Hours

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berto small60 Minutes On This Bicycle Can Power Your Home For 24 Hours!

Would you exercise for an hour every day if the workout powered your home for twenty-four hours?

People often complain about the high costs of energy and the fact that they “never have time to workout.” This invention certainly solves both conundrums. And, most importantly, this free power invention has the potential to lift the 1.3 billion people who presently live without electricity out of poverty. As Manoj Bhargava, the founder of the Free Electric hybrid bike, shares in the video, it is possible to generate electricity at home while simply doing a daily workout routine.

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Nov 13