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"Day October ninth welcome to market foolery I'm Matt Greer and I am joined in studio by Motley fool analysts emily flipping and Jim Mueller how are we doing today offers to and this is just another great way for people who are you bearish on Uber two point two Hou four as an investment you have nobody doing the same from our Kado Libra and we close with a major award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded on Wednesday to John Goodenough M Stanley Wittingham and Kira Yoshino for their work on the development of Lithium Ion batteries Now Jim Mueller you have PhD in Molecular Biology and biochemistry that's one degree degree more than me and or one phd living in and this is a story about science but it's also a story that has huge business implications not only business but just lifestyle invocation and so what these three gentlemen did over the years starting off with Winningham and Exxon of all places was developed a battery that is is has a high energy density has requires low maintenance and does not discharge on its own what's called self self discharge it doesn't do that very much and it's rechargeable hundreds and hundreds of times over his lifetime these are used They replaced the original rechargeable batteries. on nickel-cadmium you you and I might remember those and they they had a hard thereby basically good enough for me introductory battery but the lithium ion far as it and following Sony's commercialization of the first one in Nineteen ninety-one lithium ion as well as we placed a nickel-cadmium Chemistry. So if I if I have a cell phone if I have an iphone then I I have these gentlemen if you have a cell phone if you have a computer that computers here in the studio without without plugs comp- a portable electronics of all kinds electric vehicles cars and trucks even the electric tools that handles the drills screwdrivers those are all Lithium Ion batteries and pacemakers They have a nice long lifetime of five to ten years here's the kind of using pacemakers and and they need to be replaced but I just a quick aside there's a they're exploring chargeable pacemakers where they're using the heart's pumping action to recharge the battery see don't ever have to replace that's pretty cool I think that is very cool and I know and I want to let you share because there's a great quote about the Nobel Prize win and I want to give you an opportunity to share the gentleman a professor of chemistry from Christie Olaf from Strom said this is a highly charged story with tremendous potential and as a science neared I just love that because it's too puns in the for the prices I love that I love that and but when we talk lithium batteries there are positives and negatives yes so the positive the positives yeah okay that one flew right by I okay so yeah good for you good for you Mac the not as Nerdy as as the lineas professors quote but still pretty good but they require some safeguards to make sure they don't catch on fire and you may remember the galaxy note seven bar in people's pockets no less very dangerous and even the Boeing had the battery fires on some of their seven eighty seven's when they first came out because the hand just because of the issues with the batteries so one of the issues that can discharge too quickly and you can overcharge them and in both cases too much current comes out or put into quickly and the batteries it up and then can catch on fire and we've seen that not only not only with the small fires on the the galaxy note seven but also some big fires from Tesla's cars on so there there there's issues yeah well I don't have a PhD but I do know that anytime you put battery my pocket the less it can catch fire and the it can hold its charge probably the better for me as a consumer I think the battery industry general's probably been really overdue for a recall that's a plus so one of the things that Lithium and cobalt one of the chemicals used in the the battery are in kind of tight supply and getting tighter apple for instance I believe OUGHTA cobalt mine in Africa a couple years ago so that they can have a steady supply of the one of the ingredients in these batteries and many of these batteries are manufactured in China Panasonic is a big one their Japanese firm they're the firm that provides tesla with its batteries BYOD and let's see a Samsung Nokia Motorola Kyocera they all manufacture batteries of free their vehicles or for a smartphone sore for drills and panels and things like that okay so as we wrap up here because obviously this story and research and the development of lithium batteries just huge business implications but I want to bring it back to the Nobel Prize I'm awarding you a Nobel Prize and it can be for anything or do you want what you want win the Nobel Prize for you know ideally I'd want to win a Noble Prize for Great Stock Picking but realistically what I think could win a Nobel prize for is weird body condition and I can I can not seriously seriously I can do stuff like swallow my tongue too it's a new category it's weird right I can turn both my feet it isn't that dangerous it's it has been choked yet so we're filming today right so is no longer just a radio it's not pretty the anytime you have to use the sentence I haven't choked yet you're probably doing something you shouldn't be doing probably wow okay okay so for weird body contortion okay then that price I like it Jim I think there there should be a Nobel for education for educators I'd like to win it I love teaching people how to what's going on and and like and so on but there's so many great teachers need teachers to educate the youth of the world not just here in America and Europe and Asia and Africa all all around the world so Austrailia forgotten strategists Ari guys change my answer so there there will be really cool not only for the advancements of us science and which is what a lot of the Nobel prizes are for but also the advancement of human potentially should require should have Nobel prize I like that I think I'd like to win mind for fun just like a Nobel all your tongues not fun so we could actually have some competition we could share that yes I like that it's it's good but you know you gotta you gotTa kind of bring your own fun in life or pull away from my serious okay so as we wrap up the desert island questions a little tricky this week so I'm going to give you a few stocks and safe you're on a desert island for the next five years which one you're going with let's go bowling American Airlines pay pal into Uber paypal an instant wow didn't even hit tape pay thousand great company but you know what I think I'm gonNA actually go with Boeing I these these are serious issues for Boeing right now but they are in an all gobbly with Airbus and I think that gives them a really strong competitive position I like Boeing that would be my number two choice over the other two choose pay pal because we're revolutionizing the way people pay each other Moving away as Jason Moser likes to do the war on cash and I think it's has a great potential in front of it will as always people on the program may have interest in the stocks they talk about and the Motley fool may have formal recommendations for against so don't buy or sell stocks based solely on what you hear Emily and Jim Thanks for joining me today thank you. That's it for this edition of thanks for listening and we will see tomorrow."