Rechargeable batteries http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26401/all en FACTBOX-Batteries blamed in Boeing 787 grounding are widely used http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/factbox-batteries-blamed-boeing-787-grounding-are-widely-used <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Lithium-ion batteries similar to those that prompted the Federal Aviation Administration to ground Boeing Co's new 787 airliner on Wednesday are also used on satellites and the U.S. military's new F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.</p> <p>Smaller-scale lithium-ion batteries have been used for more than 20 years to power laptops and other electronics. They are also increasingly popular in electric cars.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/factbox-batteries-blamed-boeing-787-grounding-are-widely-used" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Battery Rechargeable batteries Technology Transport War Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 05:00:20 +0000 5735424 at http://www.globalpost.com CORRECTED-Burnt circuit boards snag Japan Boeing 787 probe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/burnt-circuit-boards-snag-japan-boeing-787-probe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Corrects reference to battery weight in final paragraph)</p> <p>By Antoni Slodkowski and James Topham</p> <p>TOKYO, Jan 25 (Reuters) - A device seen as key to explaining why a Boeing Co 787 Dreamliner jet made an emergency landing in Japan last week is burnt and unlikely to provide safety inspectors with data they need, said a person with knowledge of the ongoing investigation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/burnt-circuit-boards-snag-japan-boeing-787-probe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Battery GS Yuasa Rechargeable batteries the Boeing Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 11:30:40 +0000 5739295 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Burnt circuit boards snag Japan Boeing 787 probe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/update-1-burnt-circuit-boards-snag-japan-boeing-787-probe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Antoni Slodkowski and James Topham</p> <p>TOKYO, Jan 25 (Reuters) - A device seen as key to explaining why a Boeing Co 787 Dreamliner jet made an emergency landing in Japan last week is burnt and unlikely to provide safety inspectors with data they need, said a person with knowledge of the ongoing investigation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/update-1-burnt-circuit-boards-snag-japan-boeing-787-probe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Battery GS Yuasa Rechargeable batteries the Boeing Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 12:45:04 +0000 5739308 at http://www.globalpost.com US NTSB doing detailed analysis of damaged Boeing 787 battery http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/blank-headline-received-16 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 29 (Reuters) - The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday said it was continuing to investigate a Jan. 7 battery fire on a Boeing Co 787 Dreamliner at Boston airport, and had shifted into a more detailed, microscopic examination of the damaged battery.</p> <p>It said experts at the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center laboratories were looking at the second, undamaged battery pulled from the same plane for signs of in-service damage and manufacturing defects.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/blank-headline-received-16" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boeing Co Rechargeable batteries Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 21:30:04 +0000 5741242 at http://www.globalpost.com Boeing says battery returns on 787 not due to safety concerns http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/boeing-says-battery-returns-787-not-due-safety-concerns <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NEW YORK, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Boeing Co said Wednesday that numerous replacements of potentially flammable lithium-ion batteries by airlines flying the new 787 Dreamliner were not made because of safety concerns.</p> <p>"We have not seen 787 battery replacements occurring as a result of safety concerns," the company said in a statement.</p> <p>"Batteries are a replaceable unit on airplanes, regardless of the technology used."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/boeing-says-battery-returns-787-not-due-safety-concerns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chemistry Energy Rechargeable batteries Thomson Reuters Wed, 30 Jan 2013 17:02:54 +0000 5741590 at http://www.globalpost.com Airbus says it has a 'Plan B' for A350 jet batteries http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/airbus-says-it-has-plan-b-a350-jet-batteries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Cyril Altmeyer</p> <p>TOULOUSE, France, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Airbus has studied alternatives to lithium-ion batteries for its next jet, the A350, and has time to adapt to any rule changes prompted by the problems that have grounded Boeing Co's 787 Dreamliner, its top executive said.</p> <p>Airbus plans to use lithium-ion batteries on the A350, similar to the technology incorporated in Boeing's 787 airliners, and so far has stood by the modern power packs.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/airbus-says-it-has-plan-b-a350-jet-batteries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aircraft Aviation Rechargeable batteries Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 03:30:31 +0000 5742499 at http://www.globalpost.com Dreamliner battery suffered 'thermal runaway': probe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/dreamliner-battery-suffered-thermal-runaway-probe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Japanese officials probing the emergency landing of a Boeing Dreamliner said Tuesday its lithium-ion battery was damaged by a build up of heat that resulted in uncontrollably high temperatures.</p> <p>"The battery was destroyed in a process called thermal runaway, in which the heat builds up to the point where it becomes uncontrollable," said a Japan Transport Safety Board (JTSB) official.</p> <p>"But it is still not known what caused the uncontrollable high temperature," he added.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/dreamliner-battery-suffered-thermal-runaway-probe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chemistry Lithium-ion battery Rechargeable batteries AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 11:01:14 +0000 5746224 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Dreamliner probe results 'weeks away,' NTSB chief says http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/update-1-dreamliner-probe-results-weeks-away-ntsbs-hersman <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* NTSB will provide some details of probe on Thursday</p> <p>* Agency thoroughly testing battery that caught fire on jet</p> <p>* Boeing wants to conduct new test flights</p> <p>By Doug Palmer</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 6 (Reuters) - The National Transportation Safety Board is "probably weeks away" from completing its probe into battery problems on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, but will share its latest information on the jet on Thursday, agency head Deborah Hersman said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/update-1-dreamliner-probe-results-weeks-away-ntsbs-hersman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Battery Business Deborah Hersman Entertainment Environment Health Hersman National Transportation Safety Board Politics Rechargeable batteries Safety Technology Transport Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 16:00:23 +0000 5747703 at http://www.globalpost.com Boeing 787 battery fire probe points to one cell: NTSB http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/boeing-787-battery-fire-probe-points-one-cell-ntsb <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US air safety investigators have identified how a battery fire on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner occurred last month but have not discovered the cause, the head of the NTSB said Thursday.</p> <p>National Transportation Safety Board chairwoman Deborah Hersman said evidence pointed to a single cell on the eight-cell lithium-ion battery on a parked Japanese Airlines 787 at Boston's Logan airport.</p> <p>There were multiple signs of short-circuiting in the cell, which led to an uncontrollable rise in temperatures, or thermal runaway, to adjacent cells, Hersman said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/boeing-787-battery-fire-probe-points-one-cell-ntsb" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Rechargeable batteries Safety Transport AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 17:30:49 +0000 5749131 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Airbus studies dropping lithium-ion battery for A350 -sources http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/update-2-airbus-studies-dropping-lithium-ion-battery-a350-sourc <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Move accompanies growing doubts over technology's maturity</p> <p>* France's Saft makes old and new Airbus batteries</p> <p>* Insurers growing more cautious on lithium-ion batteries</p> <p>By Tim Hepher and Ben Berkowitz</p> <p>PARIS/NEW YORK, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Europe's Airbus is considering whether to drop lithium-ion batteries and switch back to traditional ones on its A350 passenger jet as investigators probe Boeing 787 safety incidents, several people familiar with the matter said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/update-2-airbus-studies-dropping-lithium-ion-battery-a350-sourc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airbus A350 Aviation Rechargeable batteries Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Feb 2013 22:30:17 +0000 5750629 at http://www.globalpost.com US with new line of inquiry in Boeing probe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/us-new-line-inquiry-boeing-probe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The National Transportation Safety Board said Monday it is examining whether the Boeing 787's lithium-ion battery problems were due to formation of microscopic structures called dendrites, which can cause overheating.</p> <p>The battery problems caused the entire Boeing 787 Dreamliner's fleet to be grounded last month.</p> <p>Dendrites are tiny deposits of lithium that can grow inside a battery's cells. They can cause short circuits, heat or even fire.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/us-new-line-inquiry-boeing-probe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Battery Lithium-ion battery Rechargeable batteries the Boeing AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 06:31:06 +0000 5753261 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Science News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/reuters-science-news-summary-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current science news briefs.</p> <p>New Landsat Earth-monitoring satellite launched from California</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/reuters-science-news-summary-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brevard County, Florida Geography of Florida Rechargeable batteries Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Feb 2013 15:29:17 +0000 5754551 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Science News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/reuters-science-news-summary-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current science news briefs.</p> <p>New Landsat Earth-monitoring satellite launched from California</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/reuters-science-news-summary-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brevard County, Florida Geography of Florida Rechargeable batteries Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Feb 2013 15:48:36 +0000 5754642 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Science News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/reuters-science-news-summary-2 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current science news briefs.</p> <p>New Landsat Earth-monitoring satellite launched from California</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/reuters-science-news-summary-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brevard County, Florida Geography of Florida Rechargeable batteries Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Feb 2013 21:15:57 +0000 5755041 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Science News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/reuters-science-news-summary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current science news briefs.</p> <p>Tycoons Slim, Gates open Mexico agricultural research center</p> <p>TEXCOCO (Reuters) - Carlos Slim and Bill Gates, the two richest men on the planet, inaugurated a new agricultural research center outside Mexico's capital, touting the millions they have donated to bolster global food security. The two tycoons participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for new laboratories at the headquarters of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, known by its Spanish acronym CIMMYT.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/reuters-science-news-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lithium Lithium-ion battery Rechargeable batteries Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Feb 2013 06:45:45 +0000 5755239 at http://www.globalpost.com