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A Recycling Renegade Is Out of Prison—and Ready to Tackle the Electric Vehicle Battery Crisis

In a warehouse in Chatsworth, California, rows upon rows of giant wooden crates are stacked forty feet high, in a scene somewhat reminiscent of the secret U.S. military installation shown at the end of Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark. Instead of Biblical artifacts, though, these boxes contain a more modern form…Read more...
Tags: Science, Indiana, Batteries, EVs, Lithium Ion Batteries, Lithium Ion, Eric Lundgren, Right To Repair, Ewaste, Chatsworth California


Nobel Prize in Chemistry split 3 ways for lithium-ion battery research

From left: Akira Yoshino, Dr. M. Stanley Whittingham and Dr. John Goodenough (Charles Dharapak / Yoshiaki Sakamoto / Kyodo News / Binghamton University) The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to three scientists whose work developing lithium-ion batteries made mobile phones, iPads, laptops, and electric cars possible. The three recipients are U.S. engineer John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham of the U.K., and Akira Yoshino of Japan. They will share the 9 million Swedish kronor...
Tags: Post, Business, Japan, Science, Technology, News, Tech, Chemistry, Associated Press, Nobel, Lithium Ion Batteries, Mobile Tech, New York University, Lithium Ion, U K, University of Texas


Chemistry Nobel Prize Goes to Lithium-Ion Batteries, Even If They Explode Sometimes

The Nobel Foundation has awarded scientists John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham, and Akira Yoshino the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their work developing lithium-ion batteries. Read more...
Tags: Science, Chemistry, Lithium Ion Batteries, Lithium Ion, John B Goodenough, Nobel Prize, Nobel Foundation, Akira Yoshino, Stanley Whittingham


Delta Flight Delayed After Vape Battery Reportedly Bursts Into Flames

On Wednesday, a flight from LaGuardia airport to Texas turn unexpectedly smoky when a vape battery reportedly stored in an overhead bin overheated and burst into flames.Read more...
Tags: Texas, Science, Delta, Laguardia, Lithium Ion Batteries, Vape Pen


Another Exploding Phone Story Reveals the One Good Thing About Women's Pants

It’s simple folks: Don’t sit on your phone. Or do, and end up like an Ohio man who claims his three-week-old iPhone XS Max exploded and set his rear ablaze.Read more...
Tags: Science, Mobile Phones, Ohio, Lithium Ion Batteries, Exploding Phones, Stop The Anti Pocket Agenda In Womens Clothing


Apple Store in Amsterdam Reportedly Evacuated After iPad Went Up in Flames

An Apple store in Amsterdam’s Leidseplein square was briefly evacuated after an explosion believed to be the result of an overheating iPad battery, Dutch broadcaster AT5 as well as Dutch blog iCulture reported.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Gadgets, Science, Technology, Smartphones, Explosions, Amsterdam, Apple Store, Lithium Ion Batteries, Leidseplein, Battery Fires


Apple Store in Amsterdam Reportedly Evacuated After iPad Battery Exploded

An Apple store in Amsterdam’s Leidseplein square was briefly evacuated after an explosion believed to be the result of an overheating iPad battery resulted in leaking vapors, Dutch broadcaster AT5 as well as Dutch blog iCulture reported.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Gadgets, Science, Technology, Smartphones, Explosions, Amsterdam, Apple Store, Lithium Ion Batteries, Leidseplein, Battery Fires


Malaysian CEO's Death Reportedly Caused by Exploding Phone

Nazrin Hassan, the CEO of a Malaysian venture capital fund, died after one of his cellphones reportedly caught fire while it was charging in his bedroom. Conflicting reports have attributed his cause of death to blunt force trauma and smoke inhalation, but authorities say that they need more time to investigate…Read more...
Tags: Science, Ceo, Malaysia, Lithium Ion Batteries, Nazrin Hassan, Exploding Phone


Here's Why Automakers Don't Advertise How Long It Takes To Fully Charge An Electric Car

Almost every EV in production today has one thing in common—lithium ion batteries, from the Tesla Model 3 to the Nissan Leaf and Jaguar I-Pace. As the EV market gets more competitive, automakers have started benchmarking charge times to only 80 percent. Why don’t they advertise how long it takes to fully charge?Read more...
Tags: Science, Electric Vehicles, Batteries, Jaguar, Engines, Electric Cars, Lithium Ion Batteries, Don, Jalopnik Explains


To Keep Making Phones, Apple and Samsung Must Grapple With the World's Dirtiest Industry

Apple may finally be fed up with some of the unethical supply chains that leave the company open to possible shortages. According to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple “is in talks to buy long-term supplies of cobalt directly from miners for the first time.” If this report is true, Apple would begin working directly…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Environment, Samsung, Lithium Ion Batteries, Samsung SDI, Bloomberg Apple, Rare Metals


Lenovo Recalls One of the Best Laptops You Can Buy Because It Might Burst Into Flames

All things considered, the Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon is an amazing laptop. It’s crazy light and powerful with a retro design that will warm your nostalgic little heart. But there is the possibility it could burst into flames, the company announced today. Which is, you know, a bad thing for a laptop.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fire, Lenovo, Lithium Ion Batteries, Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon, Consumer Tech



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