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Tracking exploding Lithium-ion batteries in real-time

What happens when lithium-ion batteries overheat and explode has been tracked inside and out for the first time by a UCL-led team using sophisticated 3D imaging.

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Video: Understanding how Lithium-ion batteries fail 

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Professor Andrea Sella (UCL Chemistry) explains why beryllium's surprising scarcity is the very reason it can be so harmful to the body. Listen: BBC World Service ‘Business Daily’ (from 1 min 30 secs) More...

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Opinion and comment from UCL academics in the media

The Air France protesters were desperate, frightened people, not a violent mob

On Monday, about 100 employees stormed an Air France management and union official meeting that was discussing dramatic job cuts. As the negotiations had been making no progress, the staff became angry, and tussled with some company officials, writes Professor Philippe Marliere (UCL SELCS) in The Guardian.