Researchers finally invented a battery that won’t explode when it fails
We carry devices with us every day that have built-in rechargeable batteries, and whether it's smartphone, tablet, or even an electronic cigarette, the lithium-ion batteries inside of them can be volatile if and when they fail. You don't need to look far to find videos of cell phones, laptops, and vapes blowing up in people's hands, and even though your chances of experiencing it first-hand are small, everyone can agree that safer batteries would be nice.
Now, researchers from the University of Maryland have partnered up with scientists from the US Army Research Laboratory and the National Institute of Standards and Technology to develop a new type of rechargeable battery that swaps out the potentially explosive cocktail of components in most modern batteries with far less dangerous ingredients.
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