Sponges

Kitchen sponges are festering germ dens—and sanitizing them doesn’t help
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Enlarge / Some germy places in the house include the kitchen faucet and sponges. Typically people wash their hands after handling raw meat in the kitchen and frequently use sponges or cloths to wipe germs from surfaces in the kitchen. (Photo by Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune/MCT via Getty Images) (credit: Getty | MCT) Scientists have long […]

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Sponges hold the key to the batteries of the future     – CNET
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A new energy storage device developed by MIT researchers that uses sponge-like structures could outstrip the current carbon-based tech.

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Liquid Sponges Extract Hydrogen From Water
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New submitter gaelfx writes: Researchers at Glasglow University have an interesting method for separating the hydrogen out of water: Liquid Sponges. Most methods of extracting the hydrogen involve some form electrolysis, but these generally require some pretty expensive materials. The researchers claim that they can accomplish this using less electricity, cheaper materials and 30 times […]

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