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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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Oldest stone tools pre-date earliest humans

The world's oldest stone tools have been discovered and they are 700,000 years older than any tools found before. Dr Ignacio de la Torre (UCL Institute of Archaeology) explains why this is a game-changing find. Read: BBC News More...

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Discovered: stone tools that go back beyond earliest humans

Archaeologists have discovered stone artefacts in Kenya dating back to 3.3m years ago – making them the oldest stone tools yet discovered. The finding pushes back the record of stone tools by 700,000 years. While the tools predate the earliest known representative of our own genus, Homo, it is not yet possible to pin down exactly which species created the tools, writes Dr Matt Pope (UCL Institute of Archaeology) in The Conversation. More...