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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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Universities say no to new ranking

William Locke (UCL Institute of Education) says it is essential that any attempt to measure learning gain should record “distance travelled rather than simply what students come out with in terms of degree qualifications or jobs”. Read: Guardian More...

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UK satellite Twinkle will boost search for Earth-like exoplanets

NASA’s recent discovery of 12 more exoplanets, including the most Earth-like yet, brings the number of exoplanets – those outside our solar system – discovered to nearly 2,000. It’s now thought that almost every star has a planetary system, with Earth just one of several billion planets in our galaxy alone, writes Dr Giovanna Tinetti (UCL Physics & Astronomy) in The Conversation.