The big idea behind Joe’s Big Idea is to report on interesting inventions and inventors. When I saw the headline “An Environmentally Friendly Battery Made From Wood,” on a press release recently, I figured it fit the bill, so went to investigate.

The battery is being developed at the Energy Research Center at the University of Maryland in College Park.

I really wasn’t sure what a wood battery would look like. I knew you could make a battery out of a potato and wires, so I figured maybe they were doing something similar with a block of wood.

Wrong. …read more

Source: NPR Science – ingested into KQED


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