Editor Blogs

March 2024
World's Largest Solar Producer to Lay off 30% of Employees

World's Largest Solar Producer to Lay off 30% of Employees

­The war in Ukraine has had a potent domino effect on the fossil fuel and renewable energy markets worldwide, and the latest casualty is the world’s largest solar manufacturer, which recently cut its workforce by a full third. We all know the story by now – Russia has the biggest share of natural gas reserves in the world, ar
Date:
03/25/2024
Lithium-Sulphur Batteries Charge in 5 Minutes
University of Adelaide

Professor Shizhang Qiao

The time it takes to charge EV batteries to a reasonable level is dropping all the time. While researchers work on our current Li-ion batteries to try to find practical ways of getting more current in faster, other groups of scientists are trying to improve other types of battery chemistry to enable them to charg
Date:
03/25/2024
Pricey EV Microcar is

Pricey EV Microcar is "Fun" to Drive

­Remember those micro-sized smart cars that were popular at the dawn of the modern age of EVs? The ones derisively known as “toy cars”? Well, with the increasing electrification of global fleets and intensifying urbanization – and all the pratfalls of congestion – microcars are apparently making a comeback.
Date:
03/18/2024
Smart Measurement of Blood Glucose Levels
NAKAZAWA ET AL

Using commercial visible and near-infrared sensors, such as those in smartphones and smartwatches, it is possible to estimate blood glucose levels non-invasively based on the asynchronicity between oxyhemoglobin and deoxyhemoglobin oscillations.

I was diagnosed as being diabetic a couple of weeks ago. Luckily it seems to be controllable with a bit of monitoring and couple of pills each day, and hopefully it stays that way. Each day, I have to take readings of my blood glucose level to ensure it is within normal limits. This involves piercing my finger e
Date:
03/12/2024
Dutch Company's New Factory to Help Increase Battery Densities

Dutch Company's New Factory to Help Increase Battery Densities

­A Dutch startup just announced its first factory to help produce what could be the future of batteries. The startup, Eindhoven-based LeydenJar, is “enabling the world’s most powerful batteries with radical silicon anodes.” Replacing graphite anodes with silicon anodes – which can store 10x the amount
Date:
03/11/2024
Avoiding Solar Scam Artists

Avoiding Solar Scam Artists

­Thinking of adding solar panels to your home but worried about scams? No, I’m not trying to sell you anything, but a lot of people – with clipboards and possibly yellow reflective vests – are, and some of them have ill intentions. CNET has a fascinating piece up on protecting yourself against these high-pr
Date:
03/04/2024

 


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