Search for the Super Battery

Search for the Super Battery

DVD - 2017
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Join renowned gadget geek and host David Pogue as he sets out on a quest to discover how batteries work, and uncover what the future has in store for our gadgets, our lives, and even our planet.
Publisher: [Arlington, Virginia] :, PBS,, [2017]
Edition: Widescreen
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781627898553
1627898557
Branch Call Number: DVD 621.31 S439
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (55 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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Keogh
Aug 23, 2017

What might be an interesting subject in other hands- the issues, hazards, and opportunities of finding ways to store power- becomes somewhat derailed by the host, who frankly winds up becoming more and more obnoxious as the documentary goes along.

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jimg2000
Mar 21, 2017

Narrated by the gadget geek who also hosted Nova's "Making Stuff" series and others like "Hunting the Elements 2012," it is a fun program to demystify the chemistry of the ubiquitous power storage device for consumer electronics. Broad array of topics that included spontaneous self-combustion of some cell phones and hoverboards; the construction process of different kinds of batteries as the "18650" (18mm in diameter and 650mm in length) electrolyte Li Ion Rechargeable Battery used in Telsa cars, and a non-inflammable solid electrolyte (special polymer) lithium battery being explored for mass production. Also explored the latest energy storage units with Salt-water, flywheel and other systems to accommodate more weather dependent renewable sources being added to the power grid.

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jimg2000
Mar 21, 2017

Good review here:

https://www.sciencefriday.com/segments/booting-up-the-search-for-better-batteries/

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