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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
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
Street Market Economy
 
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Chinese Days Angola
 
China bankrolling Angola with billions
Risks of Drilling in Alaska
 
America’s Inability to Respond to an Oil Spill in the Arctic
As Siberian Permafrost Melts
 
As Siberian permafrost melts, methane seeps out
Pacific Rim Tour
 
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social activity such as this is extremely rare between species.
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Nurdle Wash Up
 
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