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Airbus ditches lithium-ion batteries from A350 after Dreamliner fiasco

Airbus reverts to conventional nickel-cadmium batteries because of uncertainties following grounding of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner<p>Airbus is dropping lithium-ion batteries from its new A350 airliner because of uncertainty surrounding the technology that has led to the grounding of Boeing's 787 …

Two New Lithium Discoveries Make The Renewable Energy Economy Just That Much Closer

The basic and essential problem with most renewable energy sources is that their output is not continuous. Solar doesn’t produce at night of course (notwithstanding those clever Spaniards who realised that shining floodlights on cells was profitable given the vast premium paid for solar electricity …

Lithium CEO: Snapchat valuation signifies the transformative effect of the social customer's relationship with brands - video

Rob Tarkoff, CEO of Lithium Technologies has dismissed talk of a tech bubble on the back of the reported $3-4bn Snapchat valuation by Facebook. In this interview he argues that phenomena such as social customer service and 'complain-vertising' are bringing about drastic shifts in the ways brands …

New Lithium Reserve Discovered in Wyoming Could Meet All US Demand

As the clean tech and electric vehicle industries grow, there is an ever greater demand for lithium – the key ingredient in the lithium-ion batteries …

Toyota Developing Revolutionary Solid-State and Lithium-Air Electric Vehicle Batteries, Aims to Launch by 2020

Today’s lithium-ion batteries are expensive and bulky – which is why Toyota is currently developing two new types of ultra-efficient batteries to …

Tesla May Build the World's Biggest Lithium-Ion Battery Plant

Tesla doesn’t have enough lithium-ion batteries to keep pace with their booming electric vehicle sales. Although the car maker sold 5,500 Model S …

German Scientists Create Lithium Ion Battery that Can Charge an Electric Car for 27 Years

Scientists at the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Wurttemburg (ZSW) have developed one of the most efficient lithium-ion …

Clean Energy

'Poisoning' corrosion brings stainless magnesium closer

In a discovery that could have major implications for the aerospace, automotive and electronics industries, scientists have found a way to …

Corrosion Inhibitors (Organic and Inorganic) for Water Based and Oil/Solvent Based Applications in Power Generation

Corrosion inhibitors are made of various organic and inorganic chemicals such as molybdates, phosphonates, silicates and triazoles among others. Corrosion inhibitors form a layer over the metallic substrate and protect the metal from corrosion thereby, enhancing the life of the metal. The global …

Insane Carbon Fiber Bathtub Hangs Like A Hammock

This is the carbon fiber 'Vessel' bathtub designed and built by Splinter Works. It mounts between two walls, drains through a hole in the floor, and …

Carbon Fiber iPad 2 Smart Cover Case, from DRO Concepts, Available for Pre-Order

If you’re a fan of carbon fiber cases for your iDdevices and you’re looking for an attractive alternative to the Apple Smart Cover for your iPad 2, you might want to give the new <b>DRO Concepts Carbon Fiber iPad 2 Case</b> a look.<p>It’s a smart cover, with carbon fiber on the outside and soft leather on the …

Carbon Fiber

SRT Teases 2013 Viper’s Carbon-Fiber Airway [New York Auto Show]

Here it is, what you’ve all been waiting for: the 2013 SRT Viper! Well, part of it, anyway. SRT has released yet another teaser image of the next Viper on its Facebook page, but this latest peek gives little new insight. (SRT’s previous teaser showed a line drawing of the car’s snake-like front …

Sports Cars

Once-Exotic Carbon Fiber Inches Toward the Mainstream

Time has long been carbon fiber’s enemy. The time a preimpregnated sheet of woven carbon fiber can spend at room temperature before it starts to set up; the time it takes to lay up a structure of this “pre-preg” in a mold; the time it then spends in an autoclave at 220-350 degrees F and 100 psi …

Even Your Wheels Will Be Made of Carbon Fiber

Carbon Revolution, a company born from a university project, is creating carbon-fiber wheels that are lighter than even the aluminum and magnesium rims found on today's fanciest cars.<p><b>The lightweight rims that appear on many supercars</b> and other top-of-the-line autos are made of aluminum or, in rare …

HEROBike Builds a Beautiful New Bicycle from Carbon Fiber and Bamboo

HERObike, a non-profit initiative in Greensboro, Alabama, is designing and manufacturing bikes made from locally sourced bamboo. After partnering …

An iPhone Case Created From One Sheet of Carbon Fiber

A new iPhone case from Carbonicum is made from a single sheet of lightweight carbon fiber, but still packs a hefty punch.<p>Carbon fiber is strong …

10 Wacky and Wonderful Ice Cream Flavors

It's official: summer has arrived. As the temperatures rise, we've been dreaming about delicious ways to cool off. A frozen treat is the perfect way to indulge during the hot days of summer, and these recipes are definitely worth treating yourself to. Sweet, salty, nutty, fruity -- these recipes …

Ice Cream

Self Freezing Coke Video By Grant Thompson Has Completely Blown Our Minds

"Grab a bottle of room temperature soda, and start shaking it violently." That's the first bit of instruction on Grant Thompson's incredible self freezing Coke (or any other soda) video.<p>Look guys, we were never big science buffs in school, but that's probably because no one ever presented the …

35 Beaches You Should Visit In Your Lifetime

We've scoured world to find the best beaches you should put on your bucket list.<p>There's something for everyone: we found beaches where you can swim with penguins, relax under ancient Mayan ruins, bask on volcanic black sand, and more.

Beaches

Blueberry Hand Pies

6 Servings<p>Prep Time: 35 min<p>Total Time: 1 min<p>Kids love to get a pint-size sweet.<p>July 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Buttery Pie Crust (click for recipe)<p>All-purpose flour (for dusting)<p>2 cups blueberries (about 10 ounces)<p>1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest<p>1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice<p>1/4 cup sugar<p>1/4 teaspoon …

Chocolate-Cinnamon Gelato with Toffee Bits

About 3 cups<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 cup sugar<p>2 tablespoons cornstarch<p>1 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon<p>pinch of salt<p>2 cups whole milk, divided<p>5 ounces bittersweet (not unsweetened) or semisweet chocolate, finely chopped<p>1/2 cup chilled heavy whipping cream<p>1/3 cup coarsely crushed toffee candy (such as …

Dessert

Cleverly Designed Cutting Boards Feature Custom Engravings

<i>Elysium Woodworks</i> is a creative husband and wife shop that offers all kinds of fun, personalized and custom engravings on wood cutting boards. The California-based team creates designs which often start as sketches on paper and are eventually transformed into these gorgeous, intricate carvings. The …

Woodworking