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William K.
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Re: Then and Now
William K.   6/19/2013 9:47:59 PM
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Tool Maker: there certainly have been problems with the joint force fighter plane, and a lot of them come from the requirements side. The problem is that it turns out that there are some things that can't be done, at least not reliably and for a reasonable price. The big problem there was with the incompatible specifications, and, of course, with the people who agreed to meet them. 

Charles Murray
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Re: Very good cycle life
Charles Murray   6/19/2013 7:03:02 PM
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I didn't know about OXIS Energy's development, but that's a great lead. 450 cycles is amazing. Thanks for the heads-up, dgouatarbes.

Ann R. Thryft
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Re: Perhaps promising
Ann R. Thryft   6/19/2013 1:06:18 PM
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Agreed, Elizabeth--R&D just to reach the point this researcher has achieved takes longer than many of us would wish, especially in battery technology.



ervin0072002
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Re: Then and Now
ervin0072002   6/19/2013 9:41:58 AM
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3drob. I do not believe you are entirely true. Many technology companies have engineers as leaders. The corporation I work for currently has many leaders in its ranks that are engineers and their vision stretches into forever. Moreover it is apparent that corporations rise and a clear link between research and development and income is visible in the charts, to the point where even a business major is not arguing with the expensive bills of research and development.  One of the key measurement units our company has is the number of patents awarded to it. I don't see where you are getting your information from?

ervin0072002
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Thank You
ervin0072002   6/19/2013 9:33:28 AM
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Thank you to Chengdu Liang. If this is realized it could make everything a little better. Energy storage is a key component at making our everyday life easier and better.

Elizabeth M
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Re: How do I contact Chengdu Liang to see if I can assist him to reduce costs, increase performance, and improve safety?
Elizabeth M   6/19/2013 4:58:26 AM
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Hi there, sjmonte, here is the contact for the lab...you can reach Chengdu this way.

Morgan McCorkle
Communications and Media Relations
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Phone: 865-574-7308

Francois Racicot
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Re: Then and Now
Francois Racicot   6/18/2013 1:17:57 PM
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Yes, it is normal for the public to chip in some money, as soon as we have some garantee that the companies that will produce the said batteries will not export its production to china in order to make more money out of us.

eafpres
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Re: Then and Now
eafpres   6/18/2013 12:59:03 PM
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@patb2009--nowadays many US government labs patent innovations then seek to license them--they don't just publish them and give them away.

eafpres
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Re: Then and Now
eafpres   6/18/2013 12:57:34 PM
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@3drob--although I agree with you that a lot of "Western" businesses are short-term focused, there are other barriers in Asia, in particular China, to the development of new technology.  Chinese academics who are doing all kinds of innovative work don't have good paths to commercialize ideas.  In the US, many universities have marketing and PR departments to attract interest to their ideas, then they enter into licensing agreements with startups, often involving the university researchers, and speed technology into the marketplace.  This ecosystem isn't as well developed in China.

 

Tool_maker
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Re: Then and Now
Tool_maker   6/18/2013 12:54:02 PM
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  I completely agree that the place for this research is in Big Government. They can assemble teams of the finest researchers so long as they are 50/50 men and women; 15% black; 7% Asian; 18% latin, and 8% gay. The primary problem will be figuring out how to tax the tar out of the final product if the government already owns it.

  Have there been government successes? Of course, but al you have to do to find boondoggles is look at the hundreds of billions poured int that Joint Force fighter plane. Has it ever flown yet?

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