Category: Science

December 1, 2021

More Companies Offer Fertility Benefits. It’s Only the Beginning

Employer support for staff who wish to freeze their eggs has great potential—but broader support for parents still lags behind.


by Megan Carnegie in Business
November 8, 2021

Sodium Batteries May Power Your New Electric Car

As EV sales increase, supplies of lithium may get tight. So some companies are incorporating cells with sodium, which provides almost as big a charge.


by Gregory Barber in Business
November 2, 2021

These Batteries Can't Power a Car—but They Can Light a City

Entrepreneurs are devising innovative ways to reuse spent electric vehicle batteries. One promising idea is storing power from solar and wind farms.


by Aarian Marshall in Business
November 2, 2021

Cars Are Going Electric. What Happens to the Used Batteries?

Used electric vehicle batteries could be the Achilles’ heel of the transportation revolution—or the gold mine that makes it real.


by Gregory Barber Aarian Marshall in Business
November 2, 2021

To Make an Eco-Friendly EV Battery, Think From the Inside Out

Battery packs are designed to stuff a lot of energy into a small amount of space. Some think they should be built for recycling too.


by Gregory Barber in Business
September 12, 2021

How Computationally Complex Is a Single Neuron?

Scientists taught an artificial neural network to imitate a biological neuron. The result offers a new way to think about the complexity of brain cells.


by Allison Whitten in Business