Overhyped battery claims

Get your science fix here: research, quackery, activism and all the rest
Post Reply
User avatar
Grumble
Stummy Beige
Posts: 2772
Joined: Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:03 pm

Overhyped battery claims

Post by Grumble » Thu Jan 13, 2022 6:44 pm

I’m sick of “battery breakthroughs”. Seen lots of uncritical reporting of a new type of sulphur cathode Li ion batteries (some which seemed to suggest these weren’t Li ion batteries at all, which is bizarre). Anyway, the articles seem to be about this, which is a new membrane. It’s good, but it’s literally a couple of test tubes at this point. Let’s hope it goes somewhere, but it’s a long way from even a prototype yet.
Would you like your chakras realigned?

User avatar
Bird on a Fire
Princess POW
Posts: 8012
Joined: Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:05 pm
Location: Portugal

Re: Overhyped battery claims

Post by Bird on a Fire » Fri Jan 21, 2022 5:15 pm

I bought some of those Energiser rabbit batteries, but my vibrator only lasted like four w.nks.

Talk about overhyped!
You can shove your climate crisis up your arse!

Take thy beak from out my heart, and take thy form from off my door.

User avatar
Gfamily
Stummy Beige
Posts: 3365
Joined: Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:00 pm
Location: NW England

Re: Overhyped battery claims

Post by Gfamily » Fri Jan 21, 2022 5:23 pm

Bird on a Fire wrote:
Fri Jan 21, 2022 5:15 pm
I bought some of those Energiser rabbit batteries, but my vibrator only lasted like four w.nks.

Talk about overhyped!
Should have tried Duracell
Screenshot_20220121-172150.jpg
Screenshot_20220121-172150.jpg (189.71 KiB) Viewed 144 times
My avatar was a scientific result that was later found to be 'mistaken' - I rarely claim to be 100% correct
ETA 5/8/20: I've been advised that the result was correct, it was the initial interpretation that needed to be withdrawn
Meta? I'd say so!

User avatar
Bird on a Fire
Princess POW
Posts: 8012
Joined: Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:05 pm
Location: Portugal

Re: Overhyped battery claims

Post by Bird on a Fire » Fri Jan 21, 2022 5:34 pm

Damn it, that's who I meant!!

My ability to remember batter manufacturer mascots? Demonstrably overhyped.
You can shove your climate crisis up your arse!

Take thy beak from out my heart, and take thy form from off my door.

monkey
Dorkwood
Posts: 1033
Joined: Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:10 pm

Re: Overhyped battery claims

Post by monkey » Fri Jan 21, 2022 6:02 pm

You weren't that wrong, in the US it's the Energizer bunny.

User avatar
Bird on a Fire
Princess POW
Posts: 8012
Joined: Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:05 pm
Location: Portugal

Re: Overhyped battery claims

Post by Bird on a Fire » Fri Jan 21, 2022 6:16 pm

That's the worst kind of wrong there is! ;)
You can shove your climate crisis up your arse!

Take thy beak from out my heart, and take thy form from off my door.

Post Reply