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A new design for lithium-air batteries overcomes several big hurdles that have stood in the way of this concept.

Lithium-air cells can store energy much more densely than today's lithium-ion batteries, making them particularly promising for electric cars.

The design, published in Science, uses a spongy graphene electrode and a new chemical reaction to drive the cell.

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I know it seems like every week we hear about new battery tech, and nothing ever appears, but this is actually fairly exciting and has a solid application in a rapidly growing market - electric vehicles.

They do admit that a commercial version is still about 10 years away, although I'm sure investment from the electric car manufacturers could speed that along a little.
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Similar to new solar panel tech, with battery technology until there is a consumer product it doesn't exist and is most likely imaginary hype to draw in investors *cough* suckers *cough*.
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we need quantum power!

then i can power my phone by entangling it with some supernova far far away.
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Why do they have a stack of various hydraulic tube fittings all connected together and suspended in the bottle? That cant possibly be their real design could it?
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Can't wait to get 10 years into the future. There's been a lot of things promised that can't come soon enough. Memristors, super-effective batteries, etc.
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