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Lithium-ion batteries finally have a rechargeable competitor

Last week, Sun Microsystems co-founder Bill Joy and the company he currently backs, Ionic Materials, unveiled a solid-state alkaline battery design that they claim would be cheaper and safer than the lithium-ion battery.<p>"What people didn't really realize is that alkaline batteries could be made …

Clean Energy

The Daily Show Crushed a CNN Anchor Who Fell Victim to an Internet Meme

Oof.<p>With the $1.5 billion Powerball drawing set for tonight, the media has worked itself into a frenzy. As local stations force their reporters to interview deli owners and Mark Cuban dishes out advice to the lucky winner, <i>The Daily Show</i> was naturally in the hunt for people to lampoon. There was no …