A few nights ago MIT scientist Donald Sadoway
(Time 100) was on Colbert Report
to discuss a new cheap high-capacity liquid-metal battery that could be the holy grail for solar and wind power to store electricity for on-demand use. The Colbert show is an intro but sort of dumb (by design), the TED talk
gives some more detail, or the company page Ambri
has more info.
posted by stbalbach
on Oct 24, 2012 -
As far as we are aware, this is the largest scale discharge test of consumer batteries that has been performed. Battery Showdown!
posted by DU
on Sep 14, 2012 -
$40,000 is what you'll pay to have the battery replaced
if you leave your Tesla Roadster
, a $100K electric car, unplugged long enough that the battery discharges completely. Reportedly, the problem will also plague the upcoming Model S coupe, a $50K downmarket model. Owners cannot insure against this loss, it is not covered by warranty, and the car cannot be driven, recharged, or easily towed if so "bricked".
posted by seanmpuckett
on Feb 22, 2012 -
Meta-efficiency is the analysis of efficiency at a more comprehensive level. Metaefficient Review
assesses products considering not only their energy efficiency but also the embodied energy, toxicity, affordability, and usability. [more inside]
posted by netbros
on Feb 28, 2009 -
We've all, I'm sure by now, seen the movie
two brothers made about thier iPod's "unreplaceable battery" and them broadcasting the movie they made of thier tech support call, and their defacing apple posters, to the four winds. We may have even read the article that came out over the weekend giving/taking credit
for the introduction of the battery replacement program for ipods
from Apple as a result of thier movie. (Here's one for 1/2 the price from other people
that you can do yourself). So why doesn't the brother's movie site
have this info? Are they just out for the publicity? This series of emails
seems to prove that, as well as proving the pair of being ungrateful bastids.
posted by Dome-O-Rama
on Jan 5, 2004 -
Yet another case of zero intelligence.
Two days after Tiffani Ann Alvera notified her public housing resident manager that she had obtained a restraining order against her husband for domestic violence, she received a notice to vacate the apartment within 24 hours. The notice said, "You, someone in your control, or your pet, has seriously threatened immediately to inflict personal injury, or has inflicted substantial personal injury upon the landlord or other tenants," and specified her husband's assault.
posted by jameschandler
on Jul 11, 2001 -