Lithium ion batteries has the highest energy density of commercially available portable rechargeable batteries. But, in practical use, numerous problems concerning safety, progressive loss of charge capacity with increase in charge cycles, and inadequate energy density for high power consuming smartphones, tablets and laptops, motivated the development of new generations of lithium ion batteries with different designs and chemistries. 465 more words
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Samsung Executives Kowtow to Chinese. Photo from Weibo
It seems electronics manufacturer Samsung is hit but yet another scandal – this time on social media after a photograph of Chinese executives bowing deeply on stage was circulated online. 310 more words
Since their commercial application by Sony in 1990, lithium ion batteries have progressively replaced other rechargeable batteries such as nickel metal hydride batteries, which in the 1990s was the main power pack for remote controlled cars etc. 808 more words
Battery fires continue to vex airlines, even after Samsung scrapped production of its exploding Galaxy Note 7.
Some carriers are putting up a new line of defense against burning mobile devices: bright red fire-containment bags that can withstand temperatures of 3,200 degrees Fahrenheit (1760 degrees Celsius). 243 more words