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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 

UCL in the media

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How common drugs affect empathy and risk taking

Healthy people given the serotonin-enhancing antidepressant citalopram were willing to pay almost twice as much to prevent harm to themselves or others than those given placebo drugs in a moral decision-making experiment led by Dr Molly Crockett (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience). Read: Wired, More: UCL News
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UCL Opinion

Opinion and comment from UCL academics in the media

The book is out of its cover so authors must adapt

One doubts that authors, as a class, often get enraged about anything other than the puniness of their advances, the nastiness of reviewers and the fact that Ian McEwan and Alain de Botton sell so many more books than they do. But what is certain is that writers will adapt as creatively as they always have to the book world they find themselves in, writes Professor John Sutherland (UCL English Language & Literature) in the Financial Times. More...