manugutito t1_iuife1f wrote

I think while it's good to know the power these batteries can provide, the capacity is ultimately more important. I wager if they work at 6.3 GW they would use up the stored energy quite quickly. Such a system could be very useful e.g. in a nuclear+renewables scenario, i.e. to get rid of gas peakers. The batteries can take care of the peaks while nuclear ramps up/down with load following.


manugutito t1_itb8pzd wrote

The simple fact that dark matter seems to have coalesced in blobs means it must feel some interaction besides gravity, right? Otherwise it would not be able to 'cool down' and collect in a single place? Or could normal matter do a sort of 'sympathetic cooling' for dark matter?