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Charis Michelsen

spent 7 years living in Germany and Japan, studying both languages extensively, doing translation and education with companies like Bosch, Nissan, Fuji Heavy, and others. Charis has a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and currently lives in Chicago, Illinois. She also believes that Janeway was the best Star Trek Captain.

U of I’s Ultra-Quick EV Batteries to Last Forever

The University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana is still developing awesomely quick-charging batteries – but now with a little twist. The latest innovation from Professor Paul Braun’s research team looks just like an average Li-Ion battery on the outside, but the cathodes include 3-D nanostructures which allow the battery to rapidly charge and discharge without diminishing capacity in the process.