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Oobleckpalooza bonus video of the week: Oobleck explained, sorta

By / March 18, 2009

[flash /ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/oobleck_explained.flv mode=1 f={image=/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/oobleck_explained.jpg}] The staff at Science Friday, too, senses the masses growing interest in all things oobleck and is shamelessly trying to ignore this blogs leadership efforts and elbow us out of the way. SciFri does trump us by getting two experts, University of Michigan’s Robert Deegan and University of Texas’ Harry Swinney,…

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New twist on Li-ion system could speed battery charging, discharging [updated]

By / March 13, 2009

(Link to Science Friday interview added, below.) An MIT group led by Gerbrand Ceder says it knows how to build a battery that be could recharged in seconds instead of hours. Their battery would also be capable of rapid discharge, and act much like a capacitor. Their work is reported in Nature and the MIT…

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