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Key safety features of lithium ion batteries

Most lithium ion batteries are safe, provided they come from a reputable source. Overall lithium-ion system is safe, providing certain precautions are met when charging and discharging. A review of the main safety issues is outlined.

The world's first rechargeable proton battery has been created

Researchers in Australia have created the world’s first rechargeable proton battery, a crucial step towards cheaper and more environmentally-friendly energy storage.

Ionic's rechargeable alkaline battery competes with lithium-ions

Basalt - A startup company in Massachusetts unveiled what it claims is a major breakthrough in battery design — technology they say will make solid-state alkaline batteries a viable alternative to lithium-ion and other high-energy storage technologies.

Battery breakthrough doubles the capacity of your smartphone

A breakthrough in battery technology could double the capacity of the batteries inside consumer tech including smartphones, drones and electric cars. It's achieved through making a lithium battery with double the energy density of current models.

Next electric cars could use sand-based batteries

Riverside - The next generation of electric vehicles (EVs) may run on a new lithium ion battery made from beach sand, according to new research at the University of California, Riverside.

French teenager hit in eye by fragments of shattered iPhone

This latest incident in what is becoming a very bad run for Apple follows others in Great Britain, the United States and Japan. The young man concerned is not seriously hurt, that which cannot be said for the safety reputation of iPhones.

MIT technology can charge batteries in seconds

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers have developed a new battery technology that allows you to charge batteries in mere seconds instead of hours.

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