This revolutionary new technology pulls clean fuel from the air

Hydrogen, the most common element in the universe, has long been touted as a clean and plentiful alternative energy source. But the easiest way to produce hydrogen fuel requires pure water, which can be hard to get ahold of — and will only become more difficult to source amid worsening droughts around the globe.

Now, in a study published this week in the journal Nature Communicationsscientists have revealed a new way to churn out hydrogen fuel.

What’s new — It turns out that all you need is the humidity that’s naturally hanging in the air, they found, along with their new device that swallows moisture and spits out hydrogen and oxygen. Their method could spur hydrogen fuel production anywhere on the planet.

This innovative new method could create hydrogen fuel in even the harshest environments, like the Uluru Rock in the Central Australian desert.Brook Mitchell/Getty Images Sport/Getty Images

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Sycamore International Inc. batch on iron-flow batteries, solar power and the Inflation Reduction Act

In a repurposed mushroom barn in Chester County, Sycamore International Inc. recycles electronic equipment, including refurbishing 30,000 old laptops a month for resale. Steven Figgatt, Sycamore’s chief executive, says his West Grove company is all about the circular economy.

In keeping with its sustainable mission, Sycamore earlier this year installed a rooftop solar system to convert its operations to renewable energy. But Figgatt, 36, only declared his company’s freedom from the electric grid in late August, when he commissioned a new innovative battery storage system that assures his business is supplied by solar power even when the sun isn’t shining.

“We’re calling it our Energy Independence Day,” he said.

Figgatt went out on a limb with his choice of energy-storage technology, selecting a novel system called an iron-flow battery, the first of its kind on the East Coast.

Iron-flow batteries are among many promising grid-scale energy storage technologies that

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Why to Improve Glassdoor Reviews

How to Improve Glassdoor Reviews

If you’re wondering how to improve Glassdoor reviews, you’re in luck! There are a few strategies that you can use to generate more positive reviews. Firstly, don’t bombard Glassdoor with requests for 5-star reviews. Not only will this look forced, but it’ll also give you a torrent of excellent and negative thoughts in one shot. Unless you have a strategy, you will end up with mixed reviews. You can check glassdoor reviews and remove reviews if you find any negative thoughts about yourself.

 

Reward employees for leaving reviews

Rewarding your employees for writing positive reviews of your company is a great way to build a better culture. Providing a small award for leaving a review is a great way to show your appreciation for their efforts. Giving out a minor award is an introduction award that can lead to more significant rewards as your

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20 years after Beltway snipers, ATF leader says new technology could have solved case sooner

If today’s technology had been around 20 years ago, the Beltway snipers likely would have been caught sooner, says Michael Bouchard who headed ATF’s sniper investigation.

As the 20-year anniversary of the Beltway Sniper shooting rampage nears, the man who headed the investigation at the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says new technology would have likely stopped the shooting sooner.

During a three-week period in October 2002, John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo shot and killed 10 people, and wounded three others in Maryland, Virginia and DC



At the time, Michael Bouchard was ATF’s special agent in charge during the sniper investigation, as the head of the agency’s Baltimore field office. Bouchard appeared often during news conferences with then-Montgomery County Police Chief Charles Moose and Gary Bald, the agent who headed the FBI’s task force efforts.

(LR) ATF Special Agent-in-Charge, Michael Bouchard, Montgomery County Police Chief
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A new concept for low-cost batteries | MIT News

As the world builds out ever larger installations of wind and solar power systems, the need is growing fast for economical, large-scale backup systems to provide power when the sun is down and the air is calm. Today’s lithium-ion batteries are still too expensive for most such applications, and other options such as pumped hydro require specific topography that’s not always available.

Now, researchers at MIT and elsewhere have developed a new kind of battery, made entirely from abundant and inexpensive materials, that could help to fill that gap.

The new battery architecture, which uses aluminum and sulfur as its two electrode materials, with a molten salt electrolyte in between, is described today in the journal naturein a paper by MIT Professor Donald Sadoway, along with 15 others at MIT and in China, Canada, Kentucky, and Tennessee.

“I wanted to invent something that was better, much better, than lithium-ion

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