Lithium-ion batteries that don’t explode

Exploding lithium-ion batteries may soon be a thing of the past with the development of a safer, lighter version that matches the power level needed to run everyday devices.

The main problem with existing lithium-ion batteries is the conducting liquid is flammable. So, if the battery overheats or shorts out, there’s a risk the liquid can ignite.

Now a team of researchers have found a way around this, by developing a battery that contains a water-based salt solution instead of a flammable liquid.

Read more about this new technology here