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The latest lithium ion battery from Stanford researchers. Lithium ion batteries, like those found in Hoverboards, are notorious for overheating and exploding or catching fire – as seen on recent exposes and product recalls. Stanford has developed a lithium battery that automatically shuts off when it’s overheated to prevent fires. (via Mark Shwartz/Zeng Chen/Zhenan Bao/Yi Cui/Youtube) Finally! Researchers at Stanford have solved a problem that has been plaguing companies for year ...
Power Over the past few days we've built on our Awards poll about future tech predictions by discussing various electronics realms and how they might evolve over the next 12 months. Most every other subject we've looked at is on the verge of being cracked (or, perhaps, on the verge of cracking). But power is, it seems to me, still a good way off from seeing a workable, available solution. What's Going Down in Power Town? There are no shortages of socio-political angles we could take when l ...