The Great Unplugging | February 13, 2006 Issue - Vol. 84 Issue 7 | Chemical & Engineering News
 
 
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Volume 84 Issue 7 | pp. 79-82
Issue Date: February 13, 2006

The Great Unplugging

Hunger for mobility energizes the battery business, drives efforts to develop longer lasting batteries
Department: Science & Technology

With relentless rollouts of portable gadgets, an onslaught of marketers peddling mobility, and an ever-growing demand for 24-7 connectivity to the infosphere, more and more technology-dependent citizens have been maligning wires and their plugs as outrageous tethers on personal freedom and as efficiency-dragging throwbacks to earlier days of electrical technology.

It's not just the laptop computer and iPod crowd that's been unplugged. On Jan. 10 at the International Builders' Show in Orlando, Fla., for example, . . .

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