Editor Blogs

February 2024
California to Expand its Sizable EV Charging Infrastructure

California to Expand its Sizable EV Charging Infrastructure

­Long Beach, CA plays host to APEC this week, and visitors may have noticed the overwhelming abundance of EV charging stations (amongst other Golden State quirks). And California is about to provide billions to expand their charging network even further. In order to increase the mainstream viability of EV
Date:
02/26/2024
Plasma Accelerates Lithium Extraction Process
KOREA INSTITUTE OF FUSION ENERGY (KFE)

PLASMA LITHIUM MINERAL CARNOBATION DEVICE

  There are many researchers around the world looking to develop new batteries without lithium. Until one, or more, of these teams manage to find a viable solution, we will remain dependent on the element for energy storage. With the increasing adoption of electric vehicles and renewable energy, lithium
Date:
02/20/2024
AI's Massive Energy Toll

AI's Massive Energy Toll

­We’ve spoken a lot about AI, lately, and there’s a good reason for that (and it’s not because we’ve already been taken over by AI ‘round these parts). Artificial intelligence is set to upend nearly every facet of our lives – not unlike the IoT, for better or worse. But what about AI’s monumental ener
Date:
02/19/2024
U.S. Makes Moves to Regulate AI

U.S. Makes Moves to Regulate AI

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced the creation of the U.S. AI Safety Institute Consortium (AISIC) to “unite AI creators and users, academics, government and industry researchers, and civil society organizations in support of the development and deployment of safe and trustworthy artificial i
Date:
02/12/2024
Mechanical Sensor Eliminates Need for Batteries (in Specific Circumstances)
Credit: Astrid Robertsson / ETH Zurich

Mechanical Sensor Eliminates Need for Batteries (in Specific Circumstances)

How do we alleviate the e-waste problem (and possibly save a few bucks)? We circumvent the disposal process entirely by eliminating the batteries altogether. OK, so we definitely can’t eliminate batteries for all purposes (and we’ll probably always need some form of energy storage), and according to one E
Date:
02/05/2024

 


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