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Storing megawatts: Liquid-metal batteries and electricity

Making aluminum requires a lot of electricity. That’s because the metal bonds tightly to oxygen and it takes a lot of energy to break that bond. In essence, the process of making aluminum is a giant battery with the silvery metal being reduced to purity at the cathode while oxygen bonds with the carbon anode [...]

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Have a Coke, and….Some Chemistry!

Coke, a favorite “empty calorie” drink normally feeds those adipocytes at our waistline. I say, let’s put it to better use  to feed our neurons instead with a refreshing splash of science! I missed posting for Chemistry Day here on SciAm (August 2, 2011), but I don’t feel too sad as I often feature chemistry [...]

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