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A new breakthrough at Virginia Tech could be the beginning of a new type of commercial battery production. Granted, tech companies make these claims on a regular basis -- but this one may be worth paying attention to in the long term. According to EurekaAlert, a research team led by Y.H. Percival Zhang has created a high-density battery capable of running on sugar instead of relying on platinum as a catalyst. Why Sugar Could Work Sugar, or glucose, is a remarkably good source of energy. It stores far more energy than a comparable lithium-ion battery. Its energy density is on par with ethanol (think... Read more...
Lithium-ion batteries have been powering our gadgets for more than 20 years and aren’t going away anytime soon, but serious competition may be emerging in the form of sodium and…sugar. Scientists at the Tokyo University of Science believe that sodium-sucrose-based batteries could deliver a 20% higher energy capacity than today’s lithium-ion batteries. As it turns out, heat-blasted sugar can convert to carbon powder, which can add storage capacity to a sodium-ion battery. Lithium can be found in several locations around the world (including Argentina and China), but... Read more...
It seems like the people who use these sites feel there's no reason to hide why they're there.  The men want young, beautiful women, and the young beautiful women want, well, what do you think?Forget the bar scene or the personal ads. From her home in Chicago, Blair sifts through prospective suitors at SeekingArrangement.com, which unabashedly markets itself as the Web’s “premier Sugar Daddy dating site.”“We are committed to being the most trusted dating resource for the rich and the beautiful,” says the site, which promises to help the beautiful — and ideally, it says, “ambitious and young”... Read more...
Glucose, a monosaccharide or simple sugar, is the main source of energy for most living things. Because it is so ubiquitous, scientists consider it to be a good alternative to oil, which is used to produce plastics, fuels, and other products. While it is a difficult to convert glucose into forms that are practical for use, chemists at the PNNL, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, in Richland, Washington have developed a clean and efficient way to convert natural sugars into plastics. "The chemists detail in Science how they used metal chlorides… to transform 70 percent of glucose and nearly... Read more...