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Minerals, as well as being important for fertile soils and growing food, are essential for our modern technological society. We mine minerals from the earth and extract chemical elements that we use to make all kinds of tech devices, from mobile phones and computers to medical devices, electric vehicles and solar panels.
Lithium-sulphur batteries can store up to five times more energy than traditional lithium-ion batteries, but their lifespan is quite limited. Now a team of Australian researchers claim to have found a sweet solution to make them a truly longer-lasting, lighter and more sustainable alternative for all types of transport.
The parents of lithium-ion batteries this year received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their contribution to consumer electronics, laying the foundations of wireless society by feeding virtually any mobile device and electric vehicle. Nowadays, new combinations and alternative materials illuminate a generation of batteries that are greener, faster and with greater storage capacity.