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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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It’s getting hotter

Professor Simon Lewis (UCL Geography) says that forest fires in Indonesia could release 2 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide, about 5% of annual emissions due to human activity. Read: Economist More...

UCL Opinion

Opinion and comment from UCL academics in the media

The Martian got me cheering, but why go to Mars?

The penultimate object in the spectacular Cosmonauts exhibition, just opened at the Science Museum in London, is a spacesuit for a mission to Mars. It is lightweight, almost fragile and the pink-brown colour of the Martian sky. It suggests that after the fraught Cold War dynamics of the old space race, the inevitable next destination is the red planet, writes Professor Jon Agar (UCL Science & Technology Studies) in The Conversation.