Phone battery inventor decries ills of mobiles
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Phone battery inventor on ills of mobiles

The man whose work made mobile phones possible says he does not have one himself and dislikes the way people use them.

John Goodenough's work led to the invention of the rechargeable lithium-ion battery, which is part of almost every portable electronic device.

When he sees people looking at their phones or tablets rather than talking to people the 94-year-old thinks: "That's not the way to live."

  • 14 Oct 2016