Will the U.S. invent the next generation of batteries?

Dec 8, 2017
A potential lack of government funding could help other countries pull ahead.
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Lithium-ion batteries are about as good as they can get

Dec 7, 2017
But it's just a matter of time before the problem is solved, a UC Berkeley engineer says.
To make lithium-ion batteries better, you have to invent new materials, says Kristin Persson of UC Berkeley.
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How Samsung's phone design caused battery problems

Oct 13, 2016
A lesson in the perils of the race to thinner, more energy-packed devices.
A South Korean employee works to provide replacement Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphones at a telecommunications shop in Seoul.
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