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High-speed battery breakthrough

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Charging a laptop battery in just a few minutes or a mobile phone in a few seconds has become a real prospect according to the latest scientific research from the United States.

The breakthrough which involves a new way of manufacturing lithium-ion batteries could make electric cars a much more attractive option in the future.

Rory Cellan-Jones reports.

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