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MIT Battery Material Could Lead to Rapid Recharging of Many Devices
March 11, 2009
MIT engineers have created a kind of beltway that allows for the rapid transit of electrical energy through a well-known battery material, an advance that could usher in smaller, lighter batteries--for cell phones and other devices--that could recharge in seconds rather than hours.
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