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Old April 21 2013, 07:03 PM   #7
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Re: Huge new battery breakthrough.

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Eh, another "battery breakthrough". Seems to be a new one every couple of months that makes the news. Still waiting for any of them to reach market.
I often wonder if tech doesn't make it to the market because business doesn’t need buggy whip competition.
Read up on game theory. No way someone would pass up being first to market with a $100 billion breakthrough in batteries.

The real problem is that these press releases tout the advantages, not the fact that these technologies either:
A) Cost $5000 per cell
B) Last for 5-50 charge cycles
C) Have a 50% chance of exploding on an average day, 90% on a humid or rainy one.
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