Gallery: Scientists Discover that Styrofoam Beads Help Give EV Batterie...


Styrofoam has had a terrible rep with environmentalists for quite some time now, but here’s a breakthrough that could change that – well, at least in some applications. According to the folks at Engadget, researchers at the University of Illinois have discovered that by using styrofoam beads, they can create an electrode porosity of 94 percent, allowing for batteries that charge and discharge in mere seconds.

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