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Friday, July 28, 2006

Flying Electrons

After over 100 years, battery power has finally triumphed over the Wright Bros. gasoline engine, courtesy of the Japanese.

If this image does not evoke youthful vitality, rosy nostalgia, and the promise of a better tomorrow, I don't know what does. Story in EE Times.

Matsushita has had this battery technology in the works for a few years now.
The two cells drove the 18.5 kg car with a driver for a distance of 1,200 meters, according to a Matsushita spokeswoman.

Two AA batteries and a hot pit crew; no grease monkeys need apply.


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