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AAA battery-powered water splitter generates clean hydrogen for a clean future

By April Gocha / September 8, 2014

A group of researchers from Stanford is leading a new charge—their simple water splitter only needs a AAA battery and skips the precious metal catalysts present in other splitters, making a cheaper device that shows promise for making a hydrogen future all the more possible.

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Two studies highlight battery advances—paintable Li-ion batteries and fast-charging Ni-Fe batteries

By Eileen De Guire / July 2, 2012

Rice University researchers have demonstrated a paint-on lithium ion battery. Credit: Rice University; You Tube. “The more things change, the more they stay the same,” according to a 19th century French proverb. It could not possibly have been a reference to batteries, which were invented also in the 19th century, but it does seem apropos…

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