Sunday, May 24, 2009

Major breakthrough in lithium battery technology reported

PHYSORG.COM has a report on an exciting breakthrough in lithium battery tech. It's a Canadian discovery: An NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council)-funded lab at the University Of Waterloo has laid the groundwork for a lithium battery that can store and deliver more than three times the power of conventional lithium ion batteries.

Why should you care? Increasing the energy storage density with low-cost materials makes electric cars more and more practical, with longer range between re-charging.

Just wait for Stevie to cut their funding. Then again, maybe this can give the RCMP a new ultra high-power Taser, to keep the gang amused.

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