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New manufacturing process allows for solid state batteries that hold twice the charge as Li-ion

Lithium-ion batteries power most of our devices these days but come with a number if downfalls including safety issues. Now, it appears a new manufacturing process will allow for solid state batteries to be produced that are both more affordable and more reliable than current gen lithium-ion options. 194 more words

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Researchers create 'Holy Grail' of battery technology, smartphones with 3x battery life in sight

Battery technology isn’t all that different from computer storage technology in terms of its progression. Computer hardware (the processor, RAM, video card, etc.) has scaled incrementally over the years until we got to a point not all that long ago where mechanical hard drives became a serious bottleneck. 240 more words

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Start-up company developing a new adaptive material that could cut solar power costs in half

While very effective, solar power is still quite an expensive proposition and now a start-up engineering team is developing new materials that could cut the costs dramatically. 205 more words

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Microsoft's Azure platform will change the world

How many times have you tried to figure out what you are having for dinner only to become disgruntled and order a pizza? It happens to all of us from time to time, but that’s often because we run out of time to prepare for dinner or, frankly, we forget what’s in the fridge. 151 more words

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