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New battery design could charge electric cars in 10 minutes

Everyone who is interested in electric vehicles also knows the usual criticisms: long charging times, limited range, it depends on the availability of the charging station and so on and so forth. To make electric cars more palatable to the general public, Penn State University researchers have made a breakthrough in reducing the charging time of lithium-ion batteries.

Researchers published a report in Joule, a journal focused on science for sustainable energy. There are still some hurdles to overcome in research, but the long-awaited dream of a battery that recharges quickly and can be installed in electric vehicles has come a long way.

With the new technology, a lithium-ion battery should be charged within 10 minutes (!). Let's compare this briefly: In a house with standard 120 volt sockets, you get about three to eight kilometers range per hour. A more powerful 240 volt power outlet powers the car for 16 to 32 kilometers per hour. As far as the values ​​in a conventional househo…

Why the 50-year-old TAG Heuer Monaco was way ahead of its time

In the late 1960s, watchmakers crosswise over Switzerland (and Japan) were competing to be the first to dispatch a programmed chronograph. Programmed watches had gotten typical since the finish of the war, and the prominence of the chronograph was blasting, however joining the two presented strong difficulties. In any case, as the decade's end approached, a few brands were on the cusp of declaring their leap forward.

The biggest such exertion originated from a consortium of four watch brands: Heuer, Breitling, Hamilton and Buren. As the undertaking (Project 99, as it was codenamed) approached fulfillment, Jack Heuer understood that his associates would before long become contenders again, so began contemplating an approach to separate his new watch from their contributions.

The sixties had been exemplified by the ascent of the "sports watch" – for jumpers particularly – and progresses in waterproofing were being made no matter how you look at it; screw-down crowns and he…

Best Waterproof Commuter Bags

Having a waterproof worker pack will enable you to be sure that your gadgets, papers, and different things will be protected regardless of whether awful climate gets you ill-equipped. Look at our rundown of the 10 best waterproof suburbanite packs and choose which configuration accommodates your way of life needs the best.

Downpours Field Bag

The Rains Field Bag has a straightforward structure, with one outside pocket and a cushioned inside pocket, which is ideal for your PC. The material is totally waterproof, as demonstrated in various tests. The cushioned shoulder ties are a positive thing too, as you can convey your rucksack for a considerable length of time without feeling awkward. It arrives in an assortment of hues, and it's entirely popular. This will enable you to carry it to an occasion without feeling strange for conveying a rucksack that is excessively lively.

The zipper is likewise intended to prevent any water from overcoming. This is something that is once in a whil…