Donald Sadoway: The missing link to renewable energy

Talk is here:
http://www.ted.com/talks/donald_sadoway_the_missing_link_to_renewable_energy.html

Prof Sadoway invented a liquid metal battery. Designed towards a low price point, the tech is cheap and scalable. As Rifkin points out, batteries are a key pillar in the 3IR.

The talk is heavily designed to praise/promote the academic way, the value of professors/basic research, and mentoring talent.

I also notice that the word “obsession” is popular on TED. You are supposed to be “obsessed” with your idea. I am too old-school for that, I always preferred the “stumbled across it by accident in my spare time” nonchalance of the great 1800s British scientists.

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Posted on May 8, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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