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In the half-century since Malcom McLean, an entrepreneurial former trucker from North Carolina, first began packing freight onto ships in uniform steel boxes, shipping containers have transformed the way we move most of the goods on Earth.

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Tin, silicon and a few other elements have long been languishing on chemists' list of electrode materials that could help lithium-ion batteries hold more energy. A new way of structuring these materials could at last allow them to be used in this way

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The biggest hack ever discovered has been exposed by McAfee, and the breadth and depth would be impressive it wasn’t so disconcerting: five years, at least 72 different governments, NGOs, and other organizations and reams and reams of secret data.