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Million U.S.D Contest To Design Batteries

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posted on Jul, 17 2007 @ 01:47 PM
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Million U.S.D Contest To Design Batteries


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Inventors across the country are being asked to find a way to lighten the load U.S. soldiers carry on their backs -- largely due to the high-tech gear that uses batteries -- and the solution will be decided in a $1 million contest.


more photos ยป The Department of Defense is asking a person or team to come up with a way to lessen the weight of the 20-40 pounds of batteries a solider carries on a typical four-day mission.
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posted on Jul, 17 2007 @ 01:47 PM
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These kinds of contests are nothing new. But the out come from them I think is always a good thing. Not just for the military but for all aspects of life. DARPA had a contest for robot cars. It took two tries over several years but the requirements were eventually met. So I expect the requirements will be met for the batteries also. And all products that use batteries in time will benefit.

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