Nightcap – July 31

OCR software and ad blocking are discussed in The Nightcap – Radar

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Stanford team makes breakthrough in battery technology

Battery technology and the ability to store power in large quantities is the holy grail for society. A team at Stanford University lead by Steven Chu, former Secretary of Energy for President Obama, have made a break through that could lead to battery density increases by 5-6X. Think of a cellphone that lasts for a week on a charge, or a Tesla that can go from LA to Seattle on a single charge. More on the technology here