1. 1991: desert storm power now: Recharge­able bat­ter­ies

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Oper­a­tion Desert Storm ex­posed a ma­jor weak­ness in mod­ern mil­i­tary plan­ning: forces in Iraq couldn’t carry enough bat­ter­ies to charge es­sen­tial tech on the go. The US in­vested heav­ily in a so­lu­tion, with firms such as Bren-Tron­ics en­gi­neer­ing recharge­able nickel-cad­mium bat­ter­ies, the fore­fa­ther of lithium-ion. bren-tron­ics.com

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