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Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of technology and Harvard University in the Americas have developed a type of electrified cement that can turn the foundations of buildings and roads into giant energy batteries.

The new material was created by mixing cement with water and carbon black, forming a conductive nanocomposite that acts as a supercapacitor capable of storing and quickly releasing energy.

A standard electrolyte such as potassium chloride can then be added to allow the separation and storage of electrical charges.

Although capacitors are currently relatively small, the researchers expect that the foundations made of this Cement will store enough energy to power an entire house for a day.

It can also be deployed on the roads to charge electric vehicles on the move, providing a sustainable alternative to fossil fuels.

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