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John Goodenough's work led to the lithium-ion battery, now found in everything from phones to electric cars. He and fellow researchers at the University of Texas, Austin say they've come up with a faster-charging alternative. Gabriel Cristóver Pérez/KUT hide caption

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At 94, Lithium-Ion Pioneer Eyes A New Longer-Lasting Battery

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Founder James Dyson speaks at a launch event in 2013 for the Dyson Airblade, a high-power hand dryer found in public bathrooms. The Dyson company may be branching out into electric cars. Mark Von Holden/AP Images for Dyson hide caption

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