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Bendable lithium-air battery inspired by Chinese calligraphy

Chinese scientists have developed a new flexible, bendable lithium-based battery, inspired by the ancient art form calligraphy. As global demand for flexible components grows in such markets as IoT and wearables, so too does the need for battery equipment to flex in the same way. Now, a research team based at the Changchun Institute of… Read More

Explosion-proof lithium-ion battery shuts down at high temperatures

Scientists have designed a lithium-ion battery that self-regulates according to temperature, to prevent itself from overheating. Reaching extreme temperatures, the battery is able to shut itself down, only restarting once it has cooled. The team from Stanford University suggests that the innovation will put a stop to the danger of exploding batteries, seen recently in… Read More

Apple recalls Beats Pill XL speakers as fire risk

Apple have today issued a voluntary recall announcement for the Beats Pill XL range of speakers, advising customers that the rechargeable device is a fire risk. The speaker entered the market at the end of 2013, and Apple acquired beats the following year. The advisory says: “Apple® today announced a voluntary recall of Beats Pill® XL… Read More

Sand could hold key to longer smartphone battery life

A new concept in battery technology that could outperform current designs by three times uses sand as a key material.  Such a performance improvement could be highly significant for many users of small electronic devices such as smartphones whose power demands drain charge quickly. Researchers at the University of California, Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering… Read More