Three scientists won the Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for their work developing lithium-ion batteries, which have reshaped energy storage and transformed cars, mobile phones and many other devices — and reduced the world’s reliance on fossil fuels that contribute to global warming. Goodenough is the oldest person to ever win a Nobel Prize. AdvertisementLithium-ion batteries — the first truly portable and rechargeable batteries — took more than a decade to develop, and drew upon the work of multiple scientists in the U.S., Japan and around the world. AdvertisementAmericans William G. Kaelin Jr. and Gregg L. Semenza and Britain’s Peter J. Ratcliffe won the Nobel Prize for advances in physiology or medicine on Monday. The Nobel Peace Prize is Friday and the economics award will be announced on Monday.
Source: Los Angeles Times October 09, 2019 10:01 UTC