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June 26th, 2006

No more toxic mercury batteries

Abstract:
Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology think they're on the verge of making traditional batteries obsolete. The researchers are working on a new device that uses carbon nanotubes to store and release electrical energy in a system that could carry as much power as today's lead or lithium batteries. But unlike the rechargeable batteries used on today's cellphones and laptop computers, these devices could be recharged hundreds of thousands of times before wearing out.

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