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The New Powerful Lithium Battery

 Did you know that over 72% of the people always confused about the differences between Lithium Battery and Lithium-ion battery? Majority of them thought that these two batteries are actually from the same types! First of all, the biggest and most obvious difference between Lithium battery and Lithium-ion battery is Lithium battery are normally disposable battery, while Lithium-ion battery is a type of rechargeable battery! Due to the disposable feature, most people think it’s not environmental friendly to use the Lithium battery. However, thanks to the research team from University of Waterloo, they have demonstrated the robust electrochemical performance for a lithium-sulphur battery. Linda Nazar, the team leader of the research team said that this new type of Lithium battery could store and deliver more than three times the power of conventional Lithium-ion batteries! Nazar described that sulphur is one of the cheapest chemical materials. By using the sulphur in the Lithium battery, it can lowering the production cost and prolongs the Lithium batteries life as well! Hence, sulphur is the best option to be used in new type of Lithium battery. “The only obstacle was always the cathode, the part of the battery that stores and releases electrons!” Said…

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World’s First Flying Microrobot is ready to Meet You All!

Time changes, especially the science and technology fields have been moving in the speed of light. Nowadays, those impossible things might turn into possible. Let’s take an example. Will anyone ever figure out that a group of engineering research team from University of Waterloo has successfully developed the world’s first flying mirorobot? Behrad Khamesee, the honored director of UW’s Maglev Microrobotics Laboratory and the leader of the team, have been described that this world’s first flying MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS) robot is an extraordinary microrobot that ever built. The microrobot enables the researchers to have more control over the microscale environment and allow them to place any tiny objects with greater precision than before. The microscale can deal with very tiny objects, especially those things that are too small to be manipulated by humans. Khamesee also mentioned that the microrobot has the ability to defy the force of gravity by flying or levitating. Since this microrobot is extremely small, thus it can be used for micro-manipulation and enables precise positioning of micro objects. “Let’s face it! The microrobot technology is going to become increasingly popular in the near future, just wait and see!” said Khamesee to the reporters. [sciencedaily]

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