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Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2019 -They created a rechargeable world

Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2019 -They created a rechargeable world

Stockholm, Oct 9 (UNI) The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2019 has been awarded to John B Goodenough, M Stanley Whittingham, and Akira Yoshino for the development of lithium-ion batteries used in everything from mobile phones to laptops and electric vehicles, besides storing significant amounts of energy from solar and wind power, making possible a fossil fuel-free society.

In a statement on Wednesday, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said it has decided to award the 9 million Swedish krona prize to John B Goodenough, The University of Texas at Austin, USA, M Stanley Whittingham, Binghamton University, State University of New York, USA and Akira Yoshino, Asahi Kasei Corporation, Tokyo, Japan och Meijo University, Nagoya, Japan, 'for the development of lithium-ion batteries.'

Lithium-ion batteries are used globally to power the portable electronics used to communicate, work, study, listen to music and search for knowledge. Lithium-ion batteries have also enabled the development of long-range electric cars and the storage of energy from renewable sources, such as solar and wind power.

The foundation of the lithium-ion battery was laid during the oil crisis in the 1970s. Stanley Whittingham worked on developing methods that could lead to fossil fuel-free energy technologies. He started to research superconductors and discovered an extremely energy-rich material, which he used to create an innovative cathode in a lithium battery. This was made from titanium disulphide which, at a molecular level, has spaces that can house – intercalate – lithium ions.

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Jalalabad, Dec 5 (UNI) As many as 180 militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) surrendered in this capital of eastern Nangarhar province on Thursday, the Provincial Governor confirmed.

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Sri Lanka plans fabric processing zone in East

05 Dec 2019 | 4:41 PM

Colombo, Dec 5 (UNI) Sri Lanka's apparel industry is planning to set up a fabric processing park in Eravur, Batticaloa in the east of the island, to draw foreign investors in a bid to cut lead times and reduce input costs, an industry official said.

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Pakistan inflation at nine-year high

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05 Dec 2019 | 4:03 PM

Islamabad, Dec 5 (UNI) Inflation in Pakistan surged to 12.7 per cent year-on-year, highest in nine years driven by an increase in prices of food items.

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Transport workers' nationwide strike paralyses France

05 Dec 2019 | 4:01 PM

Paris, Dec 5 (UNI) France was paralysed on Thursday as nationwide strike by transport workers severely disrupted schools and public transport across the country.

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Melania slams Stanford professor for comment during Trump impeachment

05 Dec 2019 | 3:05 PM

Washington, Dec 5 (UNI) US First Lady Melania Trump has slammed a law professor who made a joke involving her son Barron Trump during impeachment inquiry hearing of President Donald Trump on Wednesday.

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