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Americans buy and throw away billions of batteries each year. (tomblois/Flickr)
Americans buy and throw away billions of batteries each year. (tomblois/Flickr)

If there are Hot Wheels, Furby Booms, or Lionel train sets under the tree this year, you have probably stocked up on batteries to power them.

Americans buy - and throw out - billions of batteries each year.

Philip E. Ross of IEEE Spectrum joins Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson to explain the difference between AA and AAA batteries, and advises when to use rechargeable batteries.

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  • Philip E. Ross, senior editor for IEEE Spectrum Magazine.

This segment aired on December 25, 2013.

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