Mobile phones contain chemicals that are separated by just a thin film. If they become too hot or come into contact with oxygen, they can spontaneously combust and reach temperatures of up to 1000 degrees Celsius.
German premium car manufacturer BMW has announced it will spend hundreds of millions of euros on a new battery cell competence center. The company wants to have more options should e-cars hit the mass market.
Samsung has released the findings of an extensive investigation into why its flagship device was suddenly catching fire. The world's leading smartphone maker said battery design and manufacture were to blame.
Samsung's new Galaxy Note FE will go on sale in South Korea this week with recycled parts from the ill-fated Note 7. The electronics giant insists the new phone is safe despite its predecessor catching fire.
Lithium ion battery packs are small and light and of the highest quality available, so they're popular with the electronics industry. But the Samsung Note 7 disaster raises questions: how risky are they?
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