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The future of solid-state batteries could be 3D-printed

Solid-state batteries replace a flammable liquid electrolyte in lithium-ion batteries with a more stable solid one. They also could have more power, faster charging, and a longer lifespan. Right now, lots of startups are trying to get their first batteries out of the lab and into a factory and hope to prove that solid-state batteries

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Charitable giving to fight climate change rises 25% to $7.5B

Charitable giving to organizations that work to slow climate change have increased in the past year, and many more groups are receiving funds than just a few years ago. But despite the increases, giving from individuals and foundations to climate-related causes remains a stubbornly small percentage of overall charitable giving according, to a new report

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Microplastics threaten ecosystems of Dhaka rivers

Graphical abstract. Credit: Journal of Hazardous Materials Advances (2022). DOI: 10.1016/j.hazadv.2022.100187 Tiny plastic particles have been found in abundance in the surface water and underlying sediments of several lakes and peripheral rivers of Dhaka, according to a new study which researchers say sheds light on the environmental risks of microplastic pollution. Published October in the

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Astronomers have just watched the most powerful explosion ever seen

A gamma ray burst about 2.4 billion light years away is being called “the BOAT” – the brightest of all time – and is so powerful it has even affected Earth’s atmosphere Space 17 October 2022 By Leah Crane GRB221009A is the pink dot towards the centre of the image International Gemini Observatory/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/B. O'Connor (UMD/GWU)

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Big impacts picked up by seismograph on Mars

Enlarge / The cracked terrain of Cerberus Fossae appears to be the source of most of the seismic activity on Mars. Image courtesy of ETH Zurich On Thursday, NASA announced that the InSight lander was continually losing power after dust coated its solar panels. The agency expects that it will probably lose contact with the

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Cottonmouth snakes: Facts about water moccasins

Cottonmouths (Agkistrodon piscivorus), also called water moccasins, are venomous snakes (opens in new tab) found in the southeastern United States. They’re called cottonmouths because of the white coloration on the inside of their mouths, which they display when threatened.  Cottonmouths are semiaquatic, so they’re comfortable both swimming in water (hence their other common name of

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Meet the Man Who Invented Cool Whip, Tang and Pop Rocks

It was this commitment to the science of discovery that made Mitchell’s career accomplishments so enduring. “Pop Rocks was an attempt at instant soda that found a different purpose. Tang was made to simulate fresh orange juice via flavor crystals, making it easier to transport and longer to store. Cool Whip was made to ease

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