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    The weight of a soldierâ''s pack is about 15 to 20 percent batteries. That extra 27 pounds or so adds to a soldierâ''s fatigue. Worse, those batteriesâ'' (by definition) limited life means that a missionâ''s length depends completely on battery capacity. During this morningâ''s Strategic Technology Office (STO) presentation, program manager Douglas Kirkpatrick laid out STOâ''s plans for liberating soldiers from energy dependence. Among more traditional ideas like extending battery life, making batteries smaller and lighter and squeezing more life out of solar cells, Dr. Kirkpatrick proposed feedstock-flexible energy sources. Like Doc Brownâ''s Delorean in Back to the …

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