There May Be Future Innovations We Can’t Imagine Yet

Nano-electrodes may lead to phones that charge in seconds, electric cars in minutes

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a three-dimensional nanostructure for battery cathodes that allows for dramatically faster charging and discharging without sacrificing energy storage capacity, says professor Paul Braun.

Advertisements

Unabashed Triumph

China Improves Energy Efficiency By 20 Percent In 5 Years

China met a five-year target to improve energy efficiency by cutting power to industry and imposing rolling blackouts, even though a massive economic stimulus increased energy use.

Energy consumption per unit of gross domestic product was reduced by 20 percent from 2005 levels by the end of 2010, said Zhang Ping, chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission. It is China’s top economic planning body.