Getting at the roots of the Lithium Battery problem

The lithium-ion batteries that power our laptops, smartphones and electric vehicles could have significantly higher energy density if their graphite anodes were to be replaced by lithium metal anodes. Hampering this change, however, has been the so-called dendrite problem.

Are lithium batteries a solar storage game-changer?

The wonders of solar and wind power are incredibly promising, but the true barrier to effective energy use is the actual storage.

No gaming or iPods allowed in space

In space, no one can hear you scream or listen to your iPod.