Army Research Lab Water-Based Battery Is Lighter, Uses No Cobalt Or Nickel

Clean Technica: We often overlook the advances in technology that come from military research. The direct forerunner of autonomous cars and trucks was the competition sponsored by DARPA in the Mohave Desert, for instance. Global positioning technology was originally developed for the military, as was the internet. And the space program gave us Tang and mylar blankets.

Power is vital to any military operation. More American soldiers were killed in Iraq transporting gasoline and diesel fuel than in actual combat. The military is interested in solar energy so soldiers can operate independently anywhere in the world without the constraints imposed by supply lines.

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