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    1. This Battery Breakthrough Could Change Everything

      This Battery Breakthrough Could Change Everything

      As technology tries to maintain its dizzying ascent, one dead weight has kept its altitude in check: the battery. Our chips keep getting faster and our data rates keep climbing, but at the end of the day—or worse, by mid-afternoon—those power meters on our screens inevitably turn to red. Every great device, gadget, electric car, and robot would be even greater if batteries didn’t suck so badly. Despite a steady flow of rumors that transformative breakthroughs are just around the corner, progress has moved at the pace of a tar flow.

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    2. James Dyson on His Company’s High-Powered, Portable Future

      James Dyson on His Company’s High-Powered, Portable Future

      Today, Dyson announced a $15 million investment in Sakti3, a solid-state battery company. “Solid-state batteries are a bit of a holy grail,” says Mark Taylor, Dyson’s R&D chief. He calls Sakti3’s technology “world-beating.” This sounds like an exaggeration, and Taylor admits the technology is “a few years” away from appearing in Dyson products. 

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