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Friday May 21st, 2021 day edition

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A breakthrough graphene aluminum-ion battery technology could blow lithium-ion away for power, ... [+] energy density, recharging speed and environmental friendliness.

Range anxiety, recycling and fast-charging fears could all be consigned to electric-vehicle history with a nanotech-driven Australian battery invention.

The graphene aluminum-ion battery cells from the Brisbane-based Graphene Manufacturing Group (GMG) are claimed to charge up to 60 times faster than the best lithium-ion cells and hold three time the energy of the best aluminum-based cells.

Based on breakthrough technology from the University of Queensland’s (UQ) Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, the battery cells use nanotechnology to insert aluminum atoms inside tiny perforations in graphene planes.

Aluminum-ion technology has intrinsic advantages and disadvantages over the preeminent lithium-ion battery technology being used in almost every EV today.

The coin battery will be the first Graphene Manufucturing Group aluminium-ion battery in production, ... [+] starting early next year.

Another advantage is that the GMG graphene aluminum-ion cells do not use copper, which costs around US$8470 a tonne. »

'You shouldn't be able to breathe,' officer tells man before he dies

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When Lewisburg Police Officer Christopher Stallings ran into the room, Jennette yelled that corrections officers were trying to kill him.

"That just breaks my heart because he was someone worth knowing," said his daughter, Dominique Jennette.

"Go get leg restraints before you do anything else, go get leg restraints," an officer said as officers were on Jennette's back. »


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WWE NXT star Velveteen Dream was released today by the company, according to multiple sources.

After a big push from WWE Hall of Famer Lita at the time, WWE hired Clark for the developmental system, sending him to WWE NXT later that year. »

Face masks effectively limit the probability of SARS-CoV-2 transmission

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Face masks are a well-established preventive measure, but their effectiveness for mitigating SARS-CoV-2 transmission is still under debate.

When evaluating the effectiveness of masks, we want to understand and quantify their effect on the infection probability, P inf .

Effective ventilation and social distancing will reduce ambient virus concentrations and increase the effectiveness of face masks in containing the virus transmission. »

FCC Tells 2 Companies To Stop Robocalls On Their Networks

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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) sent letters to two companies demanding that they stop illegal robocall campaigns from being carried out on their networks.

The FCC sent cease-and-desist letters to VaultTel Solutions and Prestige DR VoIP warning them that if they did not take action to stop carrying the robocall campaigns on their networks, the FCC would allow other network operators to block traffic from their companies.

In the letters, the FCC notes instances where VaultTel Solutions and Prestige DR VoIP had transmitted robocall campaigns. »