In this case, MES means Mechanical Energy Storage. It is important because it makes possible something we take for granted - mobile phones, laptop computers, electric cars and most other electronic devices. Since the development of the first portable device (the transistor radio) in 1955, the ability to improve battery efficiency, reliability and capacity has been the outstanding technical challenge. This challenge has evolved into a multi-billion-dollar industry, and will continue to have a great impact on our lives.
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