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February 4, 2022


What do you do when a major winter storm or a bolt of lightning has left you without power and the temperature in your home begins to plummet? Even if your back-up generator kicks in, you worry about the potential for fire and toxic fumes. Researchers are developing a sodium-based battery as an alternative power source to lithium-ion batteries that, when produced on a large scale, might one day make generators obsolete. Learn more at NSF's "The Discovery Files."

Credit: National Science Foundation/University of Texas at Austin

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