Scientists invent method to recycle lithium-ion batteries used in electric cars

Lithium-ion batteries, found in cellphones, electric vehicles and laptops, present a future toxic waste disaster, as they run out, but a startup claims to have the solution. Ascend Elements, based in Westborough, Massachusetts, created a process that shreds used batteries and turns them into cathode shells, ready to be turned into future working batteries, and … Read more

NASA’s Perseverance rover tries out new tech which lets it spit out piece of Mars rock

NASA‘s Perseverance rover has tried out a nifty new feature for the first time, which let it ‘spit out’ a piece of Mars rock that had been clogging its sampling tube.  The trick means that Perseverance can now continue taking samples of rock from the Red Planet to search for possible signs of ancient life.   … Read more

Tech: Inventor develops a SEATBELT for takeout to ensure you get your fast food home in one piece

High street fast food chains are rolling out hotly-anticipated vegan alternatives as Veganuary gets into full swing.   KFC  KFC’s vegan offering, pictured above, looks like a fried chicken burger but the fillet is replaced with Quorn On Thursday KFC released a vegan burger, made with a Quorn fillet, lettuce and vegan mayonnaise.  It uses the … Read more

Black hole is spotted ‘giving birth’ to stars in a nearby dwarf galaxy

A black hole has been spotted ‘giving birth’ to stars in a nearby dwarf galaxy – suggesting the voids aren’t as violent as previously thought, NASA has revealed. Black holes are often described as ‘destructive monsters’ because they tear apart stars, consuming anything that comes too close, and hold light captive.  But new evidence from … Read more

World’s oldest fossilized flower bud could solve Charles Darwin’s ‘abominable mystery’

World’s oldest fossilized flower bud could solve Charles Darwin’s ‘abominable mystery’: 130-million-year-old discovery suggests blossoming plants evolved tens of millions of years earlier than previously believed A 130-million-yeaer-old fossilized flower bud  has been discovered in China The flower bud is the oldest known on record and could solve  Charles Darwin’s ‘abominable mystery’ Darwin was puzzled how … Read more

Medevac helicopters could be grounded after 5G wireless rollout on January 19

Medevac helicopters could be grounded after 5G wireless rollout on January 19 because the network interferes with choppers’ radar altimeter AT&T and Verizon plan to unleash their 5G networks in the US on January 19  The roll out could mean many medevac helicopters will be grounded US law requires these air ambulances to have a working  … Read more