Cobalt and future of batteries

The Lithium-Ion battery powers nearly every new electrical gadget that is produced in this day and age; it has impressive capabilities to power tech. This wonder battery powers everything from mobile phones to laptops and a host of domestically used items. As well as these uses in the industrial world, the Ion battery has many uses, from everyday objects to the more exotic guidance systems for helicopters and submarines. It is considered such an important invention that the Nobel prize for chemistry was awarded to the three scientists who developed it. The big issue with the Ion battery is though it has an unhealthy dependence on cobalt.

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The Highly Connected Future

The new standard for what is to come will be, “Whatever can be associated, will be associated.” But what is the point of such vast numbers of associated gadgets conversing with one another? There are numerous models for what these interactions may resemble or what the possible worth maybe.

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The Internet of Things

The “Internet of Things” (IoT) has moved from the realms of science and technology through the business world. It is now a subject that is talked about by the general public – even if they are not quite sure what the IoT is or what it might mean for the future. It is a concept that will undoubtedly have a significant effect on how we will live and on how we will do business.

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Covid-19 and World Trade: Part 2

In the first part of this article, we outlined the unexpected, deep economic distress that the Covid-19 pandemic has wrought on the world economy. Stressful as this has been to the world financial system, there are more than a few grounds for optimism. If one looks at world trade, however, stressed at the moment, it does look remarkably robust.

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Covid-19 and World Trade – Part 1

In this current, Covid-19 inspired, world crisis, a great many nations are feeling compelled to close non-vital parts of the economy and request individuals to stay at home; measures aimed at checking the spread of the Covid-19. This continuing situation is turning into a financial and social emergency that requires a strong and appropriate governmental reaction.

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A Brief History of Wearable Tech – Part 2

The wristwatch had shown consumers the potential of technology that could be seamlessly incorporated into clothing and everyday life. It took the development of advanced miniaturisation before more than a few limited functions could be incorporated into a wearable device. Then, with the birth of digital computing on a mass scale, wearable tech came into its own.

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A Brief History of Wearable Tech – Part 1

The story of wearable technology is a surprisingly long one and has always been an exciting fusion of art and science, form and function, that has improved the lives of people for centuries in a number of ways. It is a term that has recently become associated with modern devices like smartwatches, smart glasses and VR technology, but just about anything that humans can wear to enhance their understanding of themselves and their environment counts.

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Battery trends for the coming decade

There is strong evidence that the humble battery will come of age in the next few years. For all the talk about sustainable solar and wind-generated energy, the planet’s weather is still an unpredictable entity – and of course, the sun does have the annoying habit of disappearing every day.

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5 takeaways from CES 2020

CES 2020 has been and gone, and both revealed and foretold many exciting new developments in consumer technology; a good number of which are reliant on battery technology. The biggest announcements of the year indicate some of the trends we can expect to see taking hold of the tech industry in 2020 and beyond.

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The upcoming battery shortage: causes and possible solutions

Since their invention, lithium-ion batteries have been deemed the energy of the future. From powerful smartphones to increasingly more energy-efficient electric vehicles, just about everything these days is powered by a combination of lithium, nickel, copper and other, increasingly scarce, minerals. But it seems that, in our rush to escape the use of carbon fuels, we have replaced one scarce resource for another, with Tesla reporting that they believe global shortages of these vital battery components are on the way.

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