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Researchers fired up over new battery

Images of different types of carbon nanotubes. Carbon nanotubes are key to MIT researchers' efforts to improve on an energy storage device called an ultracapacitor. Image / Michael Str̦ck, released under GNU Free Documentation License. Original image courtesy Wikipedia

Just about everything that runs on batteries—flashlights, cell phones, electric cars, missile-guidance systems—would be improved with a better energy supply. But traditional batteries haven’t progressed far beyond the basic design developed by Alessandro Volta in the 19th century. Until now. « more »

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Researchers fired up over new battery

Professor Joel Schindall

RLE Laboratory for Electromagnetic and Electronic Systems