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Photo Friday: Supercharged microbattery used to track salmon around the world

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This photograph is of a microbattery created by scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). Used to monitor the movements of salmon through rivers, this microbattery can store  twice the amount energy compared to previous designs in the same size package. This cylindrical battery is slightly larger than a long grain of rice and is used to monitor the movements of salmon through rivers in the Pacific Northwest and around the world.

Photo Credit: Kristin Nolan for Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)

Melissa C. Lott About the Author: An engineer and researcher who works at the intersection of energy, environment, technology, and policy. Follow on Twitter @mclott.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.





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