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Technology Nobel Prize in chemistry recognizes work on lithium-ion batteries that power our lives

22:15  09 october  2019
22:15  09 october  2019 Source:   cnet.com

Nobel week continues with the Chemistry Prize

  Nobel week continues with the Chemistry Prize STOCKHOLM (AP) — The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry will be announced Wednesday, a day after the Physics award was given to a Canadian-American cosmologist and two Swiss scientists. © Provided by The Associated Press FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 10, 2018 file photo, a bust of the Nobel Prize founder, Alfred Nobel on display at the Concert Hall during the Nobel Prize award ceremony in Stockholm. Controversy stalks the Nobel prizes for peace and literature in a way it rarely does for science. The revamped panel at the Swedish Academy who will hand out the Nobel literature prizes Thursday Oct.

The recipients of the 2019 Nobel Prize in chemistry are pretty charged up.

a person standing in front of a crowd: Akira Yoshino is one of three scientists being honored for work on the lithium-ion battery. Getty Images© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Akira Yoshino is one of three scientists being honored for work on the lithium-ion battery. Getty Images

That is, this year's winner are the scientists behind the lithium-ion battery. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences is giving John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino the award for creating a "rechargeable world," according to a statement Wednesday.

a statue of a man and a woman standing in front of a crowd: Akira Yoshino is one of three scientists being honored for work on the lithium-ion battery.© CNET

Akira Yoshino is one of three scientists being honored for work on the lithium-ion battery.

"They have laid the foundation of a wireless, fossil fuel-free society, and are of the greatest benefit to humankind," according to a statement, which also noted that lithium-ion batteries are in everything from phone to laptops to electric vehicles.

The recipients will receive 9 million Swedish krona, roughly  $904,000, and you know, bragging rights.

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The lithium-ion battery is a technological breakthrough that helped its creators earn the Nobel Prize in Chemistry on Wednesday. "They created a rechargeable world," according to a statement from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the presenters of the Nobel. The prizes come with a $918,000 cash award, a gold medal and a diploma. Since entering the market in 1991, lithium-ion batteries have "laid the foundation of a wireless, fossil-fuel-free society, and are of the greatest benefit to humankind," the Nobel committee said in a statement.

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