A UGA researcher is part of a team that has created a new, safer part for hydrogen cars.
Hydrogen-powered cars can generally go farther without refueling than battery-powered electric cars. But, one bump in the road to developing hydrogen-powered cars for the consumer market is the risk of fire. Sensors that detect hydrogen leaks can also spark, causing a fire when the flammable hydrogen gas is ignited.
Today on Athens News Matters, even after a year that saw many sectors of the local economy hit hard – especially the vulnerable service industry – Athens Clarke County officials are cautiously optimistic about the county’s financial position.
We’ll talk to Mayor Kelly Girtz about how that optimism might inform the city’s budget.
Also today, fewer people are in jail since the pandemic began, but some defendants might also be waiting longer for their day in court. We’ll talk about the changes COVID-19 has forced on to the local criminal justice system.