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A Virginia Tech research team has developed a battery that runs on sugar and has an unmatched energy density, a development that could replace conventional batteries with ones that are cheaper, refillable, and biodegradable.
In America alone, billions of toxic batteries are thrown away every year, posing a threat to both the environment and human health, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Zhang's development could help keep hundreds of thousands of tons of batteries from ending up in landfills.
Different from hydrogen fuel cells and direct methanol fuel cells, the fuel sugar solution is neither explosive nor flammable and has a higher energy storage density. The enzymes and fuels used to build the device are biodegradable.
Science is so wonderful these days we live in a golden era. My son is 8 and im pushing him to embrace science. He wants to be a Scientist and I continually do Experiments with him and take him to Museums and Science Fairs. To keep him into it and active as much as possible so he will be driven and excited to be a scientist when he gets older. I make it as fun as I can for him but very educational. He really gets into it he ask me why i didnt become a scientist? I tell him cause daddy did not have the opertunitys in life that he has and will have. I wanted to be a Geologist but could never afford to take but a few night classes a year of college cause my parents were very poor and I had too work full time since age 14.
I cant imagine what kind of new glorious invention the scientist and inventors will come up with by the time he is my age it will be amazing im sure especially in the medical and tech fields The future is now we live in such a awesome time
Amazing... Just hope they are able to bring it to market