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Scientists have found that coating regular bricks with a special chemical can turn them into reusable batteries.
- Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri have found a way to turn bricks into batteries.
- It involves coating bricks with a special plastic molecule that interacts with a chemical called hermite which is found in most bricks worldwide.
- Hermite is widely used in energy storage facilities.
- The coated bricks developed by researchers can power a small LED light and can be recharged up to 10,000 times.
- Although the prototype developed is not very powerful, it is expected that it will someday be possible to run household devices using charged bricks.
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