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Search for the Super Battery 

We live in an age when technological innovation seems to be limitlessly soaring. But for all the satisfying speed with which our gadgets have improved, many of them share a frustrating ... See full summary »

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Daniel McCabe

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Daniel McCabe
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Pogue David Pogue ... Himself - Host
Denise Gray Denise Gray ... Herself - LG Chem Power, Inc.
Daniel Kammen Daniel Kammen ... Himself - University of California, Berkeley
Theo Gray Theo Gray ... Himself - Author
Mike Zimmerman Mike Zimmerman ... Himself - Chief Executive Officer, Ionic Materials
Shirley Meng Shirley Meng ... Herself - University of California, San Diego
Steven Visco Steven Visco ... Himself - Chief Executive Officer, PolyPlus Battery Company
Levi Thompson Levi Thompson ... Himself - University of Michigan
Lynn Trahey Lynn Trahey ... Herself - Argonne National Laboratory
Venkat Srinivasan Venkat Srinivasan ... Himself - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
George Crabtree George Crabtree ... Himself - Joint Center for Energy Storage Research
Jay Leno ... Himself - Car Enthusiast
Jeff Sakamoto Jeff Sakamoto ... Himself - University of Michigan
Greg Less Greg Less ... Himself - University of Michigan Battery Lab
Alexis Georgeson Alexis Georgeson ... Herself - Tesla Motors
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We live in an age when technological innovation seems to be limitlessly soaring. But for all the satisfying speed with which our gadgets have improved, many of them share a frustrating weakness: the batteries. Even though there have been some improvements in last century, batteries remain finicky, bulky, expensive, toxic and maddeningly short-lived. The quest is on for a "super battery," and the stakes in this hunt are much higher than the phone in your pocket. With climate change looming, electric cars and renewable energy sources like wind and solar power could hold keys to a greener future... if we can engineer the perfect battery. In Search for the Super Battery, renowned gadget geek and host David Pogue explores the hidden world of energy storage, from the power--and danger--of the lithium-ion batteries we use today, to the bold innovations that could one day charge our world. He wants to uncover what the future of batteries has in store for our gadgets, our lives - and even our ...

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Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 2017 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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16:9 HD
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