The company Better Place is liquidating, after a failed attempt to make electric cars with batteries to swap in and out. Problem is, e-vehicles are still expensive. And fossil fuel prices in the recent downturn have softened.
The Rapid Equipping Force seeks solutions to problems soldiers encounter in the field -- such as packing pounds and pounds of batteries on patrol.
Prof. John Goodenough discovered the advance that made the lithium-ion battery -- and the wireless world -- possible. But now another breakthrough is needed.