Wednesday May 27, 2020

Eco Warrior: Batteries harnessing the winds of change

If we insist on wind farms for our energy supply, specialised batteries will be vital to power them effectively.

7th March, 2009

The first person I ever saw using a mobile phone was in south London in 1987.He was a secondhand car dealer, and the device was so heavy that he employed a bouncer-type bloke to carry it around for him. The dealer spoke into a big, military-type handset connected by coiled wire to a box, which the goon held while his boss haggled.

The box was the size and weight of a car battery; it struck...

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