Prachi Patel

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  • Oct 17, 2021
    Lithium-ion batteries, with their use of riskily mined metals, tarnish the green image of EVs. Recycling to recover those valuable metals would minimize the social and environmental...
  • Sep 16, 2021
    Frozen foods are a modern convenience that, for most people, is difficult to imagine living without. Freezing is a relatively cost-effective way to preserve nutrients and taste, but...
  • Sep 13, 2021
    After years of anticipation, sodium-ion batteries are starting to deliver on their promise for energy storage. But so far, their commercialization is limited to large-scale uses such...
  • Aug 8, 2021
    There is no denying the need for nuclear power in a world that hungers for clean, carbon-free energy. At the same time, there's a need for safer technologies that bear less...
  • May 17, 2021
    The trick of rubbing a balloon on your head to make your hair stand up has generated giggles for ages. But the electrical phenomenon behind the trick can also generate energy....
  • Apr 30, 2021
    California, with its climate-forward policies and wealthy, tech-savvy districts, has been the bellwether for electric car adoption in the U.S. and the country’s largest market...
  • Feb 15, 2021
    Graphene has slowly made its way into sports gear, anticorrosion coatings, and even fabric face masks. But widespread use of the strong, conductive material in electronics, energy...
  • Jan 18, 2021
    Renewable energy could help lessen the worst possible impacts of climate change. Yet, the changing climate also impacts those very renewable energy sources. In a new study published...