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What if the entire structure of your cellphone could be a battery?

Could an electric car's range be extended by storing power in the frame of the vehicle? Dr Emile Greenhalgh, Reader in Composite Materials at Imperial College, London has been developing a carbon fibre material that enables electricity to be stored outside of the battery. Currently working with a helicopter prototype, Dr Greenhalgh's work has efficiency implications for every kind of mobile electronic device.

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