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It’s been nearly 40 years since the battery world had a major shake up. In 1980, a researcher at England’s University of Oxford made the first breakthrough that would eventually take lithium-ion batteries from theoretical to possible. But the industry was slow to embrace the shiny new design. It would be more than a decade before Sony decided to throw its weight behind lithium ion, and the future where it powers everything from cell phones to laptops to Teslas. If the next superstar battery is biding its time in a dim university lab right now, it will have an even harder time supplanting lithium ion. But Massachusetts Institute of Technology chemist Donald Sadoway thinks he has a contender. His lab pioneered a liquid metal battery that’s currently being developed by its spin-off company, Ambri. And in research published in Nature Energy last month, Sadoway announced a new ...

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Trump’s new budget would eliminate nearly all EPA climate change programs. The White House sent a $4.4 trillion budget blu...

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