January 11, 2016

I DON'T THINK "INTRACTABLE" MEANS WHAT YOU THINK IT MEANS...:

A new lithium-ion battery that won't catch on fire : Researchers at Stanford University used nanotechnology to solve a longstanding problem among electrically-driven devices, from airplanes to so-called hoverboards. (Michael D. Regan, JANUARY 11, 2016, CS Monitor)

Researchers at Stanford University have created a lithium-ion battery that won't catch fire, following a rash of incidents involving devices powered by the rechargeable batteries.

The batteries are made to turn off before they can reach temperatures causing them to overheat, according to an announcement made by the university on Monday. The study appeared in the journal Nature Energy.

The invention may mitigate the drumbeat of recalls of products that run on lithium-ion batteries, which are used in an array of electronic contraptions from vehicles and airplanes to computers and so-called hoverboards.

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