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A123 Systems (NASDAQ:AONE) introduced the Military 6T Battery, a new lithium battery system suitable for military vehicle applications. The company reported that the 6T battery is a standard form factor suitable for the challenging requirements of a range of military vehicle applications.
Last week, South Korean steelmaker POSCO announced positive results from the company’s lithium extraction technology.
SANTIAGO, CHILE--(Marketwire - Mar 12, 2012) - Li3 Energy, Inc., (OTCBB: LIEG) ("Li3", "Li3 Energy" or the "Company"), a US-listed and South America based global exploration company in the lithium and minerals sector, is pleased to announce the execution of a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding with its strategic partner POSCO (NYSE: PKX), to construct a test facility.
The completion of the Peruvian agreements, together with the company's ongoing
acquisition efforts in Argentina, Chile and the U.S.A., position Li3 Energy as one of the
largest option holders of prospective lithium acreages in the world.
Originally posted by AdamsMurmur
Don't forget the possibility of adding lithium to the diet, ie the creation of more docile slaves.
We are not talking about therapeutic amounts,' he said, adding that a person would have to swallow 'several olympic swimming pools' of water a day to get a similar dosage to a prescription pill. Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk...
Lithium deuteride was the fusion fuel of choice in early versions of the hydrogen bomb. When bombarded by neutrons, both 6Li and 7Li produce tritium—this reaction, which was not fully understood when hydrogen bombs were first tested, was responsible for the runaway yield of the Castle Bravo nuclear test. Tritium fuses with deuterium in a fusion reaction that is relatively easy to achieve. Although details remain secret, lithium-6 deuteride still apparently plays a role in modern nuclear weapons, as a fusion material.
In the 1940s, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned the use of lithium because of fatalities but lifted the ban in 1970.
the researchers conducted a number of studies into the effects of low level lithium supplementation in humans. In one placebo controlled research project, 27 former drug users were given supplements of brewers yeast tablets. The treatment group received yeast tablets enriched with 400 mcg of lithium. The control group received a placebo of non-enriched brewers’ yeast. Over the course of the study, the treatment group demonstrated a steady and statistically significant improvement in mood and reduction of violent thoughts.
Originally posted by jlv70
Here's another reason why lithium is so important.
One of the military applications that you don't really hear anyone talking about is it's use as a fusion material in hydrogen bombs.
Dilithium is depicted as an extremely hard crystalline mineral, which occurs naturally on some planets. When placed in a high frequency electromagnetic field, magnetic eddies are induced in its structure which keep charged particles away from the crystal lattice. This prevents it from reacting with antimatter when so energized, because the antimatter atoms never actually touch it. Therefore, it is used to contain and regulate the annihilation reaction of matter and antimatter in a starship's warp core, which otherwise would explode from the uncontrolled annihilation reaction. Though low-quality artificial crystals can be grown or replicated, they are limited in the power of the reaction they can regulate without fragmenting, and are therefore largely unsuitable for warp drive applications. Due to the need for natural dilithium crystals for interstellar travel, deposits of this material are, much like real world equivalents such as oil, a highly contested resource, and as such, dilithium crystals have led to more interstellar conflict than all other reasons combined.
nfact whos the biggest 'investor' in afghan resources ? Its not who you think though
China's long-term strategy is clear: It has become the largest investor in Afghanistan, developing highways to connect Iran and the giant Aynak copper mine south of Kabul. The Chinese have likewise financed the deep-water port at Gwadar on Pakistan's Arabian Sea coast.
In 1838 the U.S. Congress outlawed the employment of serving officers on private railroad and canal projects and re-directed the officer’s attention to their military duties which consisted of.. wouldn’t you know it.. building railroads and canal projects. Cheap war labor has been responsible and expected to.. construct infrastucture for trade and commerce ever since the invention of the wheel. In 2002-2011 the Northern Distribution Network (NDN) and the Modern Silk Road (MSR) and the war in Afghanistan/Middle East are examples of trade-route construction during war in your lifetime. Peacetime trade and commerce has never been and will never be affordable without cost-effective, war-time infrastructure labor.
In mid-2005 construction began on a bridge across the Panj River to Afghanistan which was funded by the United States and opened in August 2007, and plans called for construction of several other bridges ultimately connecting Tajikistan to warm-water ports to the south.
On February 23, RIST, under POSCO, demonstrated the technology to directly extract lithium out of the salt water from the Great Lake of Uyuni, Bolivia through chemical reaction. This technology uses the method to extract lithium by causing chemical reaction in salt water. The extraction period was also shortened from 12 months of the existing natural evaporation method to less than 1 month. A small amount of lithium can be extracted even in 8 hours. The lithium recovery rate also rose from 50% to more than 80%. It is also possible to extract other high-value elements such as magnesium, calcium, potassium and boron separately at the same time.