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Winter-Like Conditions Expected this Weekend

Winter-like conditions will be possible for middle Tennessee this weekend.  A freeze warning is in effect for Friday and Saturday night.  Temperatures will drop to around the freezing mark in Nashville and upper 20s outside the metro area.  Saturday night will be even colder with temperatures dropping as low as the mid-20s outside the metro.  Breezy NW winds will add to the chill.  Bring plants and pets indoors for the weekend and make sure outdoor vegetation is protected as well.In addition to the cold, rain showers along the Cumberland Plateau will change over to light snow overnight. 

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Vanderbilt Scientists Developing Potentially Revolutionary Battery That Charges in Seconds, Lasts a Week -- Meagan O'Halloran

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Vanderbilt University engineers are in the middle of developing new cutting edge technology which could change the way you use your cell phone and other electronic devices.

The new "energy storage device" is designed to hold a longer charge and extend battery life for weeks. This means you would only have to plug in your phone or laptop computer on a weekly basis.

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Dr. Cary Pint, is leading his team in a lab which sets out to design the new energy storing devices. It may be the new technology that can be paired with cell phone batteries or replace them all together.

The technology is about five years out. Right now scientists are working to achieve a charge in seconds with a battery life that will last for a week or two. The energy storage device uses the surface area of your electronics to serve as the actual battery itself.

Vanderbilt scientists are also looking to apply the technology to cars and even install the battery-like material in the walls of homes to be used as another source of electricity.


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