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What's the key to using alternative energy, like solar and wind? Storage -- so we can have power on tap even when the sun's not out and the wind's not blowing. In this accessible, inspiring talk, Donald Sadoway takes to the blackboard to show us the future of large-scale batteries that store renewable energy. As he says: "We need to think about the problem differently. We need to think big. We need to think cheap. If you want to make something dirt cheap, make it out of dirt. Preferably locally sourced."



The problem at the heart of many sustainable-energy systems: How to store power so it can be delivered to the grid all the time, day and night, even when the wind's not blowing and the sun's not shining? At MIT, Donald Sadoway has been working on a grid-size battery system that stores energy using an inexpensive, incredibly efficient, three-layered battery using “liquid metal.". With help from fans like Bill Gates, Sadoway and two of his students have spun off the Liquid Metals Battery Corporation (LMBC) to bring the battery to market.

"How do we attack important problems? Pose the right question." Donald Sadoway

 

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Additional Posts
Rise of The Superbugs
 
Rampant use of antibiotics coupled with an explosion in global travel
Sanitary Napkin Revolution
 
Arunachalam Muruganantham: How I started a sanitary napkin revolution!
Chesapeake Bay Pollution
 
How factory farms & poultry industry pollute the water
Poisoned Waters of Puget Sound
 
decades of pollution have endangered the orca whales
Dr Jeff Masters
 
predicts 9 weather disasters that could strike the United States in the next 30 years
Climate of Doubt
 
Frontline looks at Climate Skeptics.
Secret of the Bat Genome
 
Let's rethink our attitude toward bats...
Climate Dialogue Runs Aground
 
politicians say it is time to take steps to deal with increasingly extreme weather conditions
A Conversation with Myself
 
technology seems to be helpful in the short term - but not proven as to the long term
Ocean Recovery Alliance
 
Douglas Woodring
Dangers of Wi-Fi
 
Wireless Hazards
 
Neglected Ducks Get Their First Swim
 
two dozen recently rescued ducks get their first taste of life in a pond.
Let's prepare for our new climate
 
it's time to prepare our homes and cities for the new climate,
Demand a fair trade cell phone
 
Tantalum mining funds the war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The Currency of Trust
 
There's been an explosion of collaborative consumption -- web-powered sharing of cars, apartments, skills.
French GMO Study
 
French researchers secretly studied, for two years, 200 rats fed with transgenic maize.
Reframe Climate Change Debate
 
Why and how do we engage? Simran Sethi at TEDx.
Animal that Survives in Space
 
Tardigrades or "Water bears" are the only creatures that can survive the extreme conditions in the vacuum of outer space.
Shining Light in the Philippines
 
Illac Diaz pokes a plastic bottle filled with water through a specially cut hole in the roof