Energy & Green Tech

Why is it so hard to make batteries smaller and lighter?

Flat coin cell batteries (the kind used in watches) have been around for decades. But the combination of solid and liquid components makes it very hard to see how the components fail inside these batteries.

Energy & Green Tech

An ingredient in toothpaste may make electric cars go farther

An ingredient in many toothpastes is sodium fluoride, a compound of fluorine. It is added to protect teeth against decay. But compounds containing fluorine have other practical uses that might surprise you. Scientists at ...

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