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Old 12-22-2017, 12:31 AM   #51 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by redpoint5
Of course there are more promising technologies we should be exploring, but when have the masses been good at employing "common" sense or reason?
There was that stretch from rockabilly music to the hippys. I claimed at the time that they were the real conservatives. Then the Yippies came along and steered everything to the left. Post-Millennials seem to be recoiling from the Millennial commies. Since it's not The Lounge, I'll just say go to Youtube and look for Lucy Gowen covering Beatles songs.

Seriously, the hippys were right. There is an exhaustive search for energy density. Joseph Goodenough and others.

pcmag.com:Fisker Battery Promises 500 Mile EV Range, 1-Minute Charging

Fisker just filed a patent claim. How long to bring it to market?

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