Akira Yoshino

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From left:  American professor and solid-state physicist, John Goodenough, British professor Stanley Whittingham and Japanese chemist Akira Yoshino. Photograph:  Daniel Leal-Olivas,Christof Stache, Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP via Getty Images

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on Wednesday awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in chemistry to three scientists who developed lithium-ion batteries, (...)

A recent survey suggested commercial demand for driverless cars may not be as strong as we assume.  Photograph: iStock

For close on a decade now, robot cars have been dominating the automotive headlines. Ever since Google, especially, began to seriously work on and tes(...)