Are Solid State Batteries About To Change The World? | Answers With Joe

  • Published on Nov 18, 2019
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    As the world becomes more electrified, the race is on to build cheaper, longer-lasting, more energy-dense batteries. One of the most promising technologies in this space is the solid state battery, developed by an absolute legend in the battery world, one of the inventors of the lithium ion battery and recent Nobel Prize winner John B. Goodenough.
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  • Joe Scott
    Joe Scott  25 days ago +545

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    • Glen
      Glen 2 days ago

      Great video Joe. I´ve searched through your links but couldn't find your numbers on the energy density being 2.2 to 5 times as high. Could I get your source for that?

    • Stephen Kohl
      Stephen Kohl 8 days ago

      my bad i get a little crazy without cocopuffs.

    • Stephen Kohl
      Stephen Kohl 8 days ago

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    • Stephen Kohl
      Stephen Kohl 8 days ago

      shadowdance4666 hello

    • Stephen Kohl
      Stephen Kohl 8 days ago

      Nagia Zia look st this name intentionally left not blank

  • saiyan_blood__
    saiyan_blood__ Hour ago

    He is absolutely goodenough.........

  • B. W.
    B. W. 2 hours ago +1

    The suppression of technology and medicine is nothing new.
    And the lengths that the suppressors will go to keep their secrets is nothing new.
    People die to keep those secrets. That's nothing new.
    Pharmaceutical companies, are notorious for killing to keep the truth covered up. That's not new either.
    This world is, of lies and darkness. Even speaking truth can be crime .
    And I thought that I needed to shave this morning!
    We are in the last 2 minutes of the 11th hour .

  • Ric Drawings
    Ric Drawings 2 hours ago

    Stuart voice? Bigbang Theory

  • ifluro
    ifluro 2 hours ago

    Keen on the glasses for on the fly language text translation.

  • Brother Michael
    Brother Michael 3 hours ago


  • Govind mittal
    Govind mittal 5 hours ago

    Dude, I am in renewable industry since almost a decade. Your videos are really good. You really boil down complex stuff into easily digestible form. Plus your videos are pretty thorough and super accurate. Would like to meet you if you are in Austin!

  • zino_assassino
    zino_assassino 6 hours ago

    You talk too much and give little information 🖕

  • Nature's Wrath
    Nature's Wrath 8 hours ago

    I can't wait to see oil companies cover this up.

    INFINITE 9 hours ago

    Tf is up with all the ancient battery talk, I clicked the vid to watch how solid state batteries would change the world.

  • Phillip Rhoades
    Phillip Rhoades 9 hours ago

    John B Goodenough? More like John B Excellent.

  • Mathias Conrad
    Mathias Conrad 9 hours ago

    1-2 Volts and you guys feel a tingle? What the heck are y'all made out of? Copper? I don`t feel squat touching 3,7V LI-Ion cells,but okay

  • CUBETechie
    CUBETechie 13 hours ago

    But the Steam engine was first invented 400 BC heron's Ball

  • eric berg
    eric berg 13 hours ago

    Can't wait until I get a 300 mile range on my ebikes.

  • J C
    J C 15 hours ago


  • Jerry Switzer
    Jerry Switzer 15 hours ago

    Goodenough is great but i wouldn't forget about Nicolai Tesla He alone would be more responsible for our way of life by far over John B Goodenough...just saying.........

  • Orkapipo Orkalino
    Orkapipo Orkalino 17 hours ago

    A true legend

  • Shejin C
    Shejin C 17 hours ago

    9:54, is that you Mr. White?

  • Eclipseonline
    Eclipseonline 17 hours ago

    Maximum Respect to John B he is certainly more than good enough and he is doing all this to protect us from ourselves. LEGEND!!!!!!

  • Blu
    Blu 19 hours ago

    The guy that invented the water gun created a solid state battery, wonder whatever happened to him.

  • J-dayday
    J-dayday 19 hours ago

    solid state battery + drones = hive mind swarm of drones
    solid state battery + darpa humanoid robots + 5G wireless charging = terminator
    'ss' battery? illuminati confirmed

  • rawrisiloveuindinify
    rawrisiloveuindinify 21 hour ago

    Couldn’t the battery have been used to start fires.

  • Кайена Арельяно

    Do this to a electric volt and sure!! I swap my old 94 dodge caravan for it!!,tired of taking the intake off everytime to change sparkplugs!!.

  • Joseph King
    Joseph King 22 hours ago

    FIVE bloody minutes of waffling and he is maybe just now starting to approach the Click Bait video title. Sheesh, that is 5 minutes I can never get back.

  • HoneyChai
    HoneyChai Day ago +1

    It's already been proven that those Bagdad batteries were used as some kind of sexual stimulators. They found several rods inside the pelvises of female skeletons in bathhouses along with seeds from aphrodisiacs.

  • Alien X
    Alien X Day ago

    3:13 ignorance = bulshit, first batery was invented in 1799 by alessandro volta
    , gaston plante he invented the first rechargeble batery aka lead-acid battery

  • Genaki Ningen
    Genaki Ningen Day ago

    Hold up, 'differently abled people'?
    The hell does that mean? I'm assuming that means disabled because of the accompanying footage...but who decided to make up an asinine term like 'differently abled'?
    Is it out of some misguided attempt to spare their feelings or some shit?
    Is this the same mentality where instead of calling me 'black' some hippie American would call me a 'person of colour'? As if they are some colourless motherfuckers or something? Are you a 'person without colour'?
    This is retarded.

  • Vince Earl
    Vince Earl Day ago

    "Death of the internal combustion engine": There's still more of a people/culture barrier unless charge times can match the 5-10 minutes it takes to fill a gas tank. A little forethought and planning could remove the issue, but people will always see the worst-case scenario. "What if I'm driving cross-country? I don't want to have to stop for 30 minutes just to charge." Of course you could just charge up when you stop for lunch, and that should get you enough range to get through a normal day of driving, but "what if I'm just going through the drive through and only stopping for bathroom breaks?" So until we can fully charge in the same time it takes to fill a gas tank, the internal combustion engine will never be truly dead.

  • Jered Coffield
    Jered Coffield Day ago

    "Fly by night Jabroni"... My new go to burn. Thank you Joe.

  • orange70383
    orange70383 Day ago

    I like gasoline powered vehicles, they give you unlimited driving freedom with fill-ups that take but a few minutes, gas = freedom.

  • Robin
    Robin Day ago +2

    Long-winded, pointless vid where he doesn't have anything really solid to say...about anything. He needs his day job.

  • David Smith
    David Smith Day ago

    "But that's not Goodenough" 😂😂

  • iNoob
    iNoob 2 days ago

    Mum: John, just be good enough

  • Severinsen
    Severinsen 2 days ago

    Fuck, I hope his security is tight, because the oil assassins aren't too far away

  • The Prophet Michaelson

    What about solar radiation? Will this affect them?

  • Eduard Qualls
    Eduard Qualls 2 days ago

    The functional information presented here was published by the University of Texas's _UT News_ site during February of 2017:

  • Derrick Williams
    Derrick Williams 2 days ago +1

    6:20 is when he finally starts talking about solid state batteries. Unless you want to hear about the history of batteries...

  • SDRIFTER Abdlmounaim
    SDRIFTER Abdlmounaim 2 days ago +1

    electric cars were first...hmmm
    it seems like we just made a full lap

  • FooBar Maximus
    FooBar Maximus 2 days ago

    I absolutely hate this video. Thanks for wasting my 2 minutes. Because that's all I could stand.

  • oxpecker
    oxpecker 2 days ago

    I already know that the comments are going to be full of Goodenough puns.

  • Steve Craig
    Steve Craig 2 days ago

    "...Gibrones...?" I don't know what that is-- but I'mso glomming it!

  • Jeeto
    Jeeto 2 days ago

    Joe, you should do a video on Iron Flow batteries and if they're potentially any better for storing renewable energy than large banks of lithium ion.

  • Mr Tea
    Mr Tea 2 days ago

    Great content, but the end of the internal combustion engine? The idea will be bought out and shut down as soon as it threatens the petroleum industry

  • Glen
    Glen 2 days ago

    Great video Joe. I´ve searched through your links but couldn't find your numbers on the energy density being 2.2 to 5 times as high. Could I get your source for that?

  • Kevin Grant
    Kevin Grant 2 days ago

    Make more gaming videos to f****** a******

  • RagingPhantom
    RagingPhantom 2 days ago +1

    *lesson learned*

    nothing is good enough

  • Politicus Animal
    Politicus Animal 2 days ago +1

    The likely explanation of the Baghdad battery is brilliant, and the acknowledgement of the cathode and anode flipping is hysterical…. but Goodenough is the man, the real Tony Stark.... Thx

  • Michael Sears
    Michael Sears 2 days ago

    If a Pace maker can help the heart and it powers the most of the body. Could possibly power an arm with an ARM

  • Michael Sears
    Michael Sears 2 days ago

    Store electricity in cells. Is kind of genius. Now make a computer from a quartz

  • Steve Wilcox
    Steve Wilcox 3 days ago

    What is the charging time on these new batteries which seem to be surely good enough? Do they charge faster?

  • Proud internet citizen
    Proud internet citizen 3 days ago +2

    Ancient Egyptians were on some different shit...

  • ryan panganiban
    ryan panganiban 3 days ago

    A very very very long intro so anoying!

  • Robert Silvers
    Robert Silvers 3 days ago +2

    It's only a "battery" when it has multiple power cells.

    • KlingonCaptain
      KlingonCaptain 16 hours ago

      Then there's a battery of tests, and a battery of attacks...

    • Somerset Frisby
      Somerset Frisby Day ago

      BINGO! Otherwise, it's a power cell.

  • Silvio Britto
    Silvio Britto 3 days ago

    This amazing sir is:
    A) my newest hero
    B) the owner of the coolest name I ever heard.

  • D W
    D W 3 days ago

    How would a badass battery end the internal combustion engine? Very ignorant statment. Theres no energy in a battery until it's put in. Now, invent an electric motor that needs no battery then you got something but we know that's not happening. It's very popular to hype up moving electrons as if it's some high tech latest and greatest. It's old tech, it has its pros and cons just as the internal combustion engine does and both consume lots of energy and impact the environment.

  • catsndogs98
    catsndogs98 3 days ago


  • tenstairs
    tenstairs 3 days ago +1

    4.7K people aren't good enough to get this video

    • J-dayday
      J-dayday 19 hours ago

      nah its the presenter that's not good enough

  • pamii vlog
    pamii vlog 3 days ago

    When is it coming?

  • prakash shanmugam
    prakash shanmugam 3 days ago

    It's created by agathuyar Tamil scientist

  • Joshua Josephson
    Joshua Josephson 3 days ago

    That you slaves actually have been brainwashed and domesticated now to just be slaves automatically is hilarious. America was the pampered poodle purse puppy but not anymore. You’re too sick now with the thousands of experiments they have done on you trying find what evil always wants.
    1. Gold, power
    2. Attention
    3. Immortality
    Yah humans are so cool
    - how they fight and kill each other over imagine value and rank.
    - How they think opposition is competition
    - how they make their children pay for the collective knowledge of their species
    - how they have destroyed over 60% of the plant and animal life on the entire planet.
    Just to name an couple. I mean humans compared to any other life anywhere is a fricken joke.
    They can make toys cause they are babies and weapons because their men are unbalanced and all believe they are this distortion valley alpha male which is basically a drag king just like their God. So we have mem trying to be women dressed up as men. Explains all the confusion. Just throw in some mental illness like faith which states that your belief or guess creates reality. That your imagines fantasy of what happens after death gives you the right to Bully and threaten other people. Spiritual Terrorism is what that is oh and the faithful are mentally ill. To encourage humans to live belief more then actually livingThings is evil. Oh and suicide to your immortal sparks. Whitney tried to show you all but you don’t pay attention at all about the price of Pride, the greatest love of all humans. Dark love of self, of all that is yours. Your family, your friends, your house, your job, your identity, your god. All just same love, Pride. And that kind of love well you will see. And it will be all you see. Just like whitney bless her.
    Common technology. All they can make is the same exact technology they have been using for years. Just because w machine can make
    It smaller doesn’t mean shit induction and silicon chips.
    Poor Americans or as the rest on the world calls them
    Including the rest of the life on the planet. asshole. You are sick animals and Americans are the sickest. They really need to just crawl under some house and die but of course they are sick with evil obviously considering they all only do anything for those three things above.
    Good thing the rest of nature sent mess around and will help you along. Thats what global warming, the first response of the planets immune system. They have voted you off the island. Buy buy