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McDonough on Climate Change

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 21:09

Denis McDonough has spoken out about the need to help developing countries cope.

President Obama says he intends to address climate change. Who he picks to fill key posts will show how serious he is. In picking Denis McDonough to serve as his new chief of staff, he’s picked someone who clearly considers climate change a serious problem (see “Obama Still Needs to Make the Case for Dealing with Climate Change”).

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Battery Material Prevents Fires, Stores Five Times the Energy

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 20:38

Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a solid electrolyte to replace flammable ones used in lithium-ion batteries.

An electrolyte developed by researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory could enable lithium-ion batteries that store five to 10 times more energy and are safer than the ones that recently caught fire on Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner.

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Short Circuits and Thermal Runaway involved in Boeing Fire

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 15:50

The NTSB continues an investigation to determine why safeguards failed.

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board chairman, Deborah Hersman, said yesterday that the battery that recently caught fire on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner in Boston showed signs of short circuiting and a phenomenon called thermal runaway.

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