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NanoFlowcell to premiere new concept car at Geneva Motor Show

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The Quant48Volt will purportedly feature an super-efficient electrolyte liquid flow battery Since 2009, having appeared at the Geneva Motor Show with an experimental solar concept car, NanoFlowcell has been an enigmatic presence at the fringes of EV design. The Liechtenstein-based company has developed a number of unusual concept cars since …

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Cambridge research could unlock graphene superconductors

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New paper suggests that coupling graphene with another material could enable it to superconduct, opening up applications in computing and energy storage Since its discovery in 2004, scientists have believed that graphene may have the innate ability to superconduct. Now Cambridge researchers have found a way to activate that previously …

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Samsung takes 2% stake in China’s BYD

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South Korean electronics maker Samsung looks to expand presence in lucrative automotive semiconductor market Korea’s Samsung Electronics, one of the world’s largest makers of consumer electronics, has paid almost US$450 million for a stake in Chinese electric-car manufacturer BYD. BYD – which is part owned by Warren Buffett’s investment group …

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Rice Uni publishes hot new battery research

A toothpaste-like composite with hexagonal boron nitride developed at Rice University is an effective electrolyte and separator in lithium-ion batteries intended for high-temperature applications. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University)

Researchers at Texas’ Rice University have engineered a new electrolyte and separator for rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, allowing the cells to work across a far greater temperature range. Central to their innovation is the use of hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN), an atom-thin compound often referred to as “white graphene.” The resulting …

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