The photos showed her injuries, including blisters and burn marks, prompting safety warning for passengers using battery-powered devices in aircrafts.
As most of the world has energy storage needs, scientists have been looking for ways to improve the manufacturing method of batteries. Researchers from Binghamton University, State University of New York have developed a bacteria-powered battery that could power disposable electronics on a sheet of paper.
After battery fires sparked the recall of almost two million Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphones, researchers from Stanford University have found a way to develop safer alternatives to flammable liquid electrolytes used in lithium-ion batteries. The volatile liquids utilized in most electronic devices could be replaced by solid electrolytes. The list of almost two dozen electrolytes was inspired by techniques adapted from artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning.
Engineering researchers from the Michigan State University have developed a pioneering nanotechnology that may soon power up smartphones and wearable devices using simple human motions, such as walking and swiping.
Scientists from the University of Central Florida's NanoScience Technology Center have developed a new novel method of creating flexible supercapacitors that survive recharging more than 30,000 times without degrading.
Scientists from the University at Buffalo have discovered the next breakthrough in energy storage technology: glow-in-the-dark dye. BODIPY, short for boron-dipyrromethene, is a fluorescent dye that was discovered to be an ideal candidate for storing energy in rechargeable, liquid-based batteries that could potentially power cars and homes.
These gut-inspired batteries can store up to five times more energy and last longer than the most commonly used lithium-ion batteries.
A six-year-old kid from Brooklyn suffered burns when a Samsung Galaxy Core Prime exploded while he was watching videos. This is another mishap that will surely give a headache to Samsung, as numbers of reported cases of their other phone, Samsung Galaxy Note 7, blowing up increases.
Scientists have developed a self-destructing battery that dissolves after being exposed to heat or liquid, which could help reduce discarded electronics wastes.
The accordion-shaped robot that can unfold itself in your gut is the latest tool being developed for microsurgery
Did you know that a few potatoes can light a house for 40 days? So, when life gives you potatoes, make some energy-efficient light bulbs.
Researchers from the University of California, Irvine have accidentally made a battery that can last up to 200,000 cycles of recharging and can last up to 400 times longer.
It's hard to think that the fungi that make bread moldy can actually be used to build a rechargeable battery. But a recent study showed that it could actually happen.
Vanderbilt researchers recently modified batteries by adding millions of quantum dots made from iron pyrite, or fool's gold. This not only allows the enhanced batteries to charge faster, but also endure more charge cycles.