Jan 4, 2014

DARPA Is Building A Vanishing Battery: This Post Will Self Destruct In 5 Seconds

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William Pentland, Contributor — Forbes

helmet-sensorConsidering that batteries are typically designed for maximum longevity, it may seem odd to learn that the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is ramping up research into self-destructing batteries.

Odd or not, DARPA awarded a $4.7 million contract last week to SRI International, an independent research organization based in Menlo Park, CA CA -0.09%, to develop a transient power supply that, when triggered, becomes unobservable to the human eye.

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