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How Things Break (and Why Scientists Want to Know)

Breaking things can help scientists answer both the most elemental and the most everyday questions. Humans spend a lot of time creating things—this drives a huge amount of our lives, economically and personally—and we are always in a fight to keep them from breaking down. Houses, roads, cars. Power lines and bridges. Solar cells and

Lithium Hoarding Behind Failure of Promising New Battery

Ever worry that your cell phone will fade when you need it most? Or that the same thing will happen when driving your electric car? Lightweight lithium-sulfur batteries could be the answer, holding two times the energy of those on store shelves, but they often fade and won”t hold a charge for long. Through the