Why Haven’t We Built a Better Battery?

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Improving batteries is a tough problem, but it’s also an important one because in many ways the future of our planet also depends on the future of batteries. Luckily, scientists are on the case, figuring out ways to give this essential technology a power-up!

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Sources:
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Lithium-Ion Battery


https://qz.com/1588236/how-we-get-to-the-next-big-battery-breakthrough/
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