Electric eels generate voltage through long stacks of thin cells that run end-on-end through their bodies. Called electrocytes, these cells create electricity by allowing sodium ions to rush into one end and potassium ions out the other, all at the same time.
A quantum theory first proposed nearly 90 years ago has at last been confirmed, potentially galvanising new approaches in fields as diverse as medical biosensing and solar energy storage.
Salt Could Supercharge Storage Batteries. Humble salt could replace lithium-ion batteries as an energy storage source for a fifth of the cost, and without the ethical concerns. Should Salt Batteries get further development there is great things expected