Archive for April, 2010

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The New York Times—Seeking to Help Budding Researchers With a Click of the Mouse

An estimated 1.5 billion people worldwide live without dependable electric power. In places like Kenya, lead-acid batteries are affixed to bare wires and used to charge cellphones, radios and lights. By collecting baseline data on how these batteries are used, the two researchers hope to show that an improved battery system can hasten rural electrification. […]