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Why are the Dreamliner's batteries malfunctioning?

Feb 1, 2013
Big battery packs are a balancing challenge -- if the cells work unevenly, one can overheat and burst into flames.
Posted In: Dreamliner, Dreamliner 787, Boeing, lithium, batteries

That battery in your cell phone packs a lot of history

Jan 31, 2013
Prof. John Goodenough discovered the advance that made the lithium-ion battery -- and the wireless world -- possible. But now another breakthrough is needed.
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Jelly, not just for donuts, for batteries too

Sep 12, 2011
One of the biggest problems with the lithium batteries used in everything from laptops to electric cars, its liquid electrolyte. It gets really hot...
Posted In: batteries, jelly, lithium