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Mar 23, 2016

LiTHIUM-X | TSX-V: LIX

Posted by in categories: economics, energy, habitats, sustainability, transportation

The world is shifting to clean and renewable energy to power homes and transportation. Just like electronic devices, all green homes and cars will require Lithium-ion batteries to store energy and power them. LiTHIUM X locates and develops lithium assets with the goal of supplying the increasing demand from global battery giants like Panasonic, AESC, LG, BYD and – soon – utility companies.

LiTHIUM X is a lithium resource explorer and developer with a focus on becoming a low-cost supplier for the burgeoning lithium battery industry. Its Sal de los Angeles project is situated in the prolific “Lithium Triangle” in Salta Province, Argentina. The project is comprised on 8,156 hectares covering the nucleus of Salar de Diablillos with approximately C$19 million having been invested in the property by previous operators, including $16.2 million in work completed at Sal de los Angeles between 2010 to 2015. It contains high grade brine with a historic NI 43–101 resource of 2.8 million tonnes LCE and historic positive project economics.

LiTHIUM X also has the largest land package in Clayton Valley, Nevada covering over 15,040 acres between its Clayton Valley North project and Clayton Valley South extension. Both land packages are contiguous to the only producing lithium operation in North America – Silver Peak, owned and operated by Albemarle, the world’s largest lithium producers.

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Mar 23, 2016

The world’s first grid-connected wave power station in Australia

Posted by in category: energy

Credit: David Wolfe

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Mar 20, 2016

Apellix drone can paint homes and de-ice airplanes

Posted by in categories: drones, energy, habitats, materials, transportation

They’re taking over everything.

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Mar 18, 2016

Scientists Make Mini Fuel Cells That Keep Phones Charged For a Week

Posted by in categories: drones, energy, mobile phones

POSTECH has created a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) that not only adds life to drones but can also replace lithium-ion batteries in smartphones.

Battery life. Two words that can turn anyone who owns an electronic device into a total wreck. But scientists at POSTECH may have found the solution to prevent you from having a panic attack each time you see your device almost out of juice.

Prof. Gyeong Man Choi and his Ph.D. student Kun Joong Kim have developed a miniaturized solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) powerful enough to extend the flying time of drones to more than an hour. And that’s just the start.

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Mar 17, 2016

Hankook iFlex Tire The Future of Tyre Design

Posted by in categories: energy, materials, sustainability, transportation

Airless tires.


#Airless_tires are the next generation of tires waiting to take over the world. Recently, #Hankook_iFlex_tire underwent a series of high speed tests and that has helped us take a step closer to a future where tires without air would become a reality. It was company’s fifth attempt at launching #airless_tires into the market. Why is the company trying to do so and that too this religiously? Because of the multiple benefits that this gadget brings in comparison to the traditional tires.

#Hankook’s tire is far more energy efficient and can be recycled as well. The material that has been used by Hankook allows the company to reduce the production steps into half as compared to a conventional tire.

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Mar 16, 2016

DOE’s ARPA-E TERRA projects seek to accelerate sustainable energy crop development

Posted by in categories: energy, engineering, food, genetics, information science, robotics/AI, sustainability, transportation

ARPA-E creating sustainable energy crops for the production of renewable transportation fuels from biomass.


In Washington, the DOE’s ARPA-E TERRA projects seek to accelerate the development of sustainable energy crops for the production of renewable transportation fuels from biomass. To accomplish this, the projects uniquely integrate agriculture, information technology, and engineering communities to design and apply new tools for the development of improved varieties of energy sorghum. The TERRA project teams will create novel platforms to enhance methods for crop phenotyping (identifying and measuring the physical characteristics of plants) which are currently time-intensive and imprecise.

The new approaches will include automated methods for observing and recording characteristics of plants and advanced algorithms for analyzing data and predicting plant growth potential. The projects will also produce a large public database of sorghum genotypes, enabling the greater community of plant physiologists,

Bioinformaticians and geneticists to generate breakthroughs beyond TERRA. These innovations will accelerate the annual yield gains of traditional plant breeding and support the discovery of new crop traits that improve water productivity and nutrient use efficiency needed to improve the sustainability of bioenergy crops.

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Mar 15, 2016

Schumer: Iranian Cyber-Attack on New York Dam Was “Shot Across the Bow”

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, energy

So does this mean war?


Sen. Chuck Schumer (D – N.Y.) said that an Iranian cyber-attack on a dam near New York City was a “shot across the bow” of the United States, which should be answered with harsher sanctions, the Associated Press reported on Friday.

“Now it looks clear that the Iranians did it,” Schumer said during an appearance on Long Island. “What were they doing? They were sending a shot across our bow. They were saying that we can damage, seriously damage, our critical infrastructure and put the lives and property of people at risk.”

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Mar 15, 2016

Physicist Page Photo

Posted by in categories: energy, information science, quantum physics, space

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Mar 15, 2016

Meet the electric life forms that live on pure energy

Posted by in categories: energy, food

Unlike any other life on Earth, these extraordinary bacteria use energy in its purest form – they eat and breathe electrons – and they are everywhere.

Geobacter – a current favourite

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Mar 14, 2016

Worm-Like Bio-Bots Inch Toward Light

Posted by in categories: energy, genetics, robotics/AI

Genetically engineered muscles power tiny, light-sensitive biobots. Continue reading →

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