Scientists at the University of California invented a nanowire-based material that allows lithium-ion batteries to be recharged hundreds of thousands of times, getting us closer to batteries that would never require replacement.
Via @businessinsider: Now @yelp Eat24 can deliver your food via robot.
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Hashima Island, off the coast of Japan was one of the most densely populated places on Earth in the late 1960’s. Just over 5,000 people lived in concrete high-rises. Now known locally as “Battleship Island” it is completely empty. The coal mine that supplied work for over 80 years was depleted. Love stories about abandoned buildings and strange buildings? Join us for Mysteries of the Abandoned @ 9P.
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Our reporter @laurengoode spent two months with #Peloton, the cultish, internet-connected fitness bike. It costs $2000 for the bike itself and $39 a month for access to exercise videos (plus at least $100 for cleats and another $59 if you want that rubber mat). But the mix of live and on demand classes is what Peloton is counting on to make sure its bike doesn’t gather dust like a treadmill — the classes create a tight-knit community, and the leaderboard on your 22-inch screen instills a sense of competition. 📷 @holowatyrose
On Saturday April 22, 2017, Expedition 51 Flight Engineer Thomas Pesquet of the European Space Agency photographed Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft as it approached the International Space Station. Using the station’s robotic Canadarm2, Cygnus was successfully captured by Pesquet and Commander Peggy Whitson at 6:05 a.m. EDT Saturday morning. The spacecraft’s arrival brought more than 7,600 pounds of research and supplies to support Expedition 51 and 52. The Expedition 51 crew worked to offload the new science experiments and crew supplies this week. Space helmets off to our brave astronauts on station!
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ABSORBING AUDIO: Our podcast, Direct Current, is back for season 2! Listen to the new episode about this sponge that could save our shores from oil spill disaster: energy.gov/podcast
We talked to @Argonne National Lab scientist Seth Darling, co-inventor of the Oleo Sponge, about the origin of this ingenious piece of technology. As you can see in the video, the sponge soaks up oil and not water, making it a potentially powerful tool for helping clean up oil spills like BP’s Deepwater Horizon in April 2010.
Oil spill expert Chris Reddy from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution also joined us to share his experiences on the front lines of these kinds of disasters, including being at the epicenter of the Deepwater Horizon spill seven years ago.
Subscribe to Direct Current for more riveting energy stories! If you missed any of season 1, you can go back and catch up here: energy.gov/podcast