Episode 000: Batteries

Our very first episode with as topic: the development of batteries. It all started in 1746 and has advanced for more than 250 years. But how will it continue? Let’s find out!

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Show notes:

What came before:

Benjamin Franklin banknote [01:30]

https://www.leftovercurrency.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/100-american-dollars-banknote-series-1996-obverse-1.jpg

Galvani and Volta on ‘Animal Electricity’ [02:45]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luigi_Galvani#Galvani_vs._Volta

Voltaic pile (first battery) [04:15]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voltaic_pile

Oxford Electric Bell [05:00]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtQGYz4f3YQ

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxford_Electric_Bell

25 million volts [07:30]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van_de_Graaff_generator

‘Stolen’ ideas by Thomas Edison [09:30]

http://jawadonweb.com/?page_id=900

Baghdad Battery [11:00]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baghdad_Battery

And what might follow:

Remote charging of the new Iphones [15:00]

https://youtu.be/RdKCvBv3mX0?t=2m11s

All liquid battery [16:00]

http://news.mit.edu/2016/battery-molten-metals-0112

Lithium air battery [19:30]

https://www.pocket-lint.com/gadgets/news/130380-future-batteries-coming-soon-charge-in-seconds-last-months-and-power-over-the-air

What does air exist of? [21:45]

https://www.thoughtco.com/chemical-composition-of-air-604288

Nanowire battery [23:00]

https://phys.org/news/2016-04-chemists-battery-technology-off-the-charts-capacity.html

Magnesium batteries [23:45]

https://www.engadget.com/2017/12/01/magnesium-batteries-safer-more-efficient-than-lithium/

Weight of my laptop: [25:45]

Weight with battery:                    3064 g

Weight without battery:              2750 g

Weight percentage of battery:    10 %

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