When you think of Australia, the first thing that pops into your head probably isn't energy innovations. You're most likely thinking about kangaroos, deadly spiders and other venomous wildlife.
What's the deal with all those crazy critters anyways?
But Australia isn't just the home of incredibly dangerous and beautiful flora and fauna. The Outback is actually the home of the latest energy revolution!
A team of 50 researchers including physicists, engineers and chemists from Australia's National Science agency called CSIRO have been working since 2007 to create a new kind of usable energy.
This collaboration has utilized the versatility of 3-D printing with a longer-standing technology that is already being heavily relied upon to move us away from standard oil and gas consumption.