US DOE Investing $120 Million Research for Batteries lasting 5x longer & 5x Cheaper

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  1. dgstorm

    dgstorm Editor in Chief

    Jun 19, 2012
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    It appears that the folks at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) have heard our cries of anguish over the state of weak smart-device batteries. We have word that the DOE is about to invest $120 Million dollars over the next 5 years to push research into improving batteries dramatically. Their goal is to develop batteries that last 5x longer and are also 5x cheaper to produce. They expect their research to bear fruit within that five year time frame, and to accomplish this they are planning to develop a collaborative team made up of some of the best researchers at six national labs, five universities, and four private firms. Here's a quote with some additional detail,

    It's great news to hear that the DOE is getting serious about pushing this kind of technology to the forefront. Sound off!

    Source: ComputerWorld
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  2. guitar1969

    guitar1969 New Member

    Nov 3, 2012
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    Let's be honest - We know the military has probably done all this reasearch aleady and has better technology than what the public sees.

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