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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

UCL's appearances in the mainstream media

Great ball of fire!

Dr Francisco Diego (UCL Physics & Astronomy) explains the origins of meteors. Read: Daily Mail More...

UCL Opinion

Opinion and comment from UCL academics in the media

Against excellence

Excellence is everywhere. Following the REF, the UK’s Universities are all rushing to take credit for their ‘excellence’. The Government’s recent science and innovation strategy talks about “the importance of achieving excellence”. Who’d be against that? If quality is good then surely excellence is better? I’m not so sure, writes Dr Jack Stilgoe (UCL Science & Technology Studies) in The Guardian. More...