20 February 2020: Improving battery charging, and harnessing energy from the air

This week, machine learning helps batteries charge faster, and using bacterial nanowires to generate electricity from thin air.


In this episode:


00:46 Better battery charging

A machine learning algorithm reveals how to quickly charge batteries without damaging them. Research Article: Attia et al.


07:12 Research Highlights

Deciphering mouse chit-chat, and strengthening soy glue. Research Highlight: The ‘silent’ language of mice is decoded at last; Research Article: Gu et al.


09:21 Harnessing humidity

A new device produces electricity using water in the air. Research Article: Liu et al.


16:30 News Chat

Coronavirus outbreak updates, the global push to conserve biodiversity, and radar reveals secrets in an ancient Egyptian tomb. News: Coronavirus: latest news on spreading infection; News: China takes centre stage in global biodiversity push; News: Is this Nefertiti’s tomb? Radar clues reignite debate over hidden chambers

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