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The Source: Stakes Are High In The 'Search For The Super Battery'

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Lithium is one of the lightest and most energetic elements. It is also one of the most reactive. When exposed to water, it can burst into flame.

The quest is on for a “super battery,” and the stakes in this hunt are much higher than the phone in your pocket. The future is all about batteries and storage — in our devices, our homes, electric cars and the grid.

A NOVA documentary premiering tonight on local station KLRN, “Search for the Super Battery,” looks at innovations that may someday power our world and the people at the cutting edge who are helping to develop them.

Guests: