A splendidly insightful editorial in the Battleboro, Vt. Reformer newspaper offers a dismal assessment of railroad passenger service in the U.S. — a subject that high on the lists of both presidential candidates (John McCain has never been a good friend of Amtrak’s). The editorial decries that fact that the trains are slower and less frequent compared to the 1938 schedule even through railroad technology has dramatically improved. We’ve gutted Amtrak for years and now we need expanded rail service more than ever.
Researchers have been working on a number of alternative chemistries to lithium-ion for next-gen batteries, silicon-air among them. However, while the technology has been viewed as promising and cost-effective, to date researchers haven’t managed to develop a battery of this chemistry with a viable running time -- until now.
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