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Here’s Where the Juice That Powers Batteries Comes From

Atomic number 3 on the periodic table, lithium is the ‘li’ in the li-ion batteries that are inside of our smartphones, laptops, digital cameras, and electric vehicles. Above, Alejandro Bucher gives Bloomberg’s Ashlee Vance a tour of the brilliantly colored ponds of mineral-rich liquids that yield lithium: Here’s Where the Juice That Powers Batteries Comes From.

This video is a part of Bloomberg’s Hello World series, videos that talk with the inventors, scientists, and technologists who are shaping our future from all over the planet.

Related watching: This vid from BASF on how lithium-ion batteries work.

Related links: Get to know the names of different colors with these Chemistry Colored Pencil Labels and Crayon Labels on Etsy. There are also color names here, there, and elsewhere online.

Next: Circuit Playground’s B is for Battery and How do batteries work?

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