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The past, present, and future of the lithium-ion battery

In 1800, Alessandro Volta invented the first version of the thing we now call a battery. We’ve come a long way from his initial gadget to the lithium-ion batteries that power much of our lives, including our phones, batteries, cars, satellites, and mo…

Tesla’s chief vehicle engineer returns to Apple

Doug Field, the former VP of Mac hardware who left Apple to become Tesla’s chief vehicle engineer, has returned to Cupertino. Apple confirmed the news to Daring Fireball’s John Gruber, who separately reports that Field is now working on the company’s s…