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New electrolyte recipe keeps lithium-ion batteries from catching fire

New electrolyte recipe keeps lithium-ion batteries from catching fire

/ Adding powdered silica to the electrolyte used in lithium-ion batteries keeps them from catching fire.Gabriel Veith Share this story Exploding lithium-ion batteries can wreak havoc on airline flights or  after people toss their old electronics into the trash. Now, scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have come up with a new chemical recipe that could combat the problem. […]

Explosive case of poop-packed “megacolon” prompts warning from doctors

Explosive case of poop-packed “megacolon” prompts warning from doctors

Share this story Doctors are urging caution after a 24-year-old UK man underwent emergency surgery when they discovered that his severely enlarged colon, filled with feces, had burst. At the time of the surgery, the man had “reduced consciousness” and severe abdominal pain, as well as air trapped under his diaphragm, failing kidneys, and acidic blood. In a short communication […]

How the White House plans a return to the Moon during Trump’s presidency

How the White House plans a return to the Moon during Trump’s presidency

/ Vice President Mike Pence shakes hands with NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine at NASA‘s Johnson Space Center on Thursday. Share this story The Trump administration has established NASA’s as a sustainable human return to the Moon, with eventual human missions to Mars. During what amounted to a pep talk at Johnson Space Center in Houston on Thursday, Vice President Mike […]

Democrats move to block DeVos arming teachers

Democrats move to block DeVos arming teachers

(Salon) Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is reportedly looking to use a legal loophole to allow federal funds to buy guns for teachers — and Democrats appear determined to stop her. The New York Times reports that the Department of Education is considering using the Student Support and Academic Enrichment Program to circumvent laws that prohibit the use of federal […]

Elizabeth Warren sad about Tibbetts murder, ‘but‘ …

Elizabeth Warren sad about Tibbetts murder, ‘but‘ …

(Washington Examiner) Sen. Elizabeth Warren is sorry that a 20-year-old Iowa student is dead and that a reported illegal alien has been charged in the killing, but the Massachusetts Democrat wants to stay focused on the “real problems.” This isn’t a paraphrase of something she said Wednesday on CNN. This is her actual response to a question about reports that […]

Small business ownership up 400% among blacks under Trump

Small business ownership up 400% among blacks under Trump

(ZeroHedge) As black unemployment remains at historic lows, The number of small businesses owned by African Americans in the United States has exploded by 400% year-over-year, according to a survey of more than 2,600 small business owners and entrepreneurs by Guidant Financial. The survey reveals that in 2018, 45% of small business owners were minorities – up from just 15% […]

Tech giants gather to strategize on 2018 election

Tech giants gather to strategize on 2018 election

Amid regular reports of their censorship of conservative voices, representatives of major tech companies, including Google, Facebook and Microsoft, met privately Friday at Twitter’s headquarters in downtown San Francisco to discuss their tactics in preparation for the 2018 midterm elections, according to an email. Facebook’s head of cybersecurity policy, Nathaniel Gleicher, invited employees from a dozen companies for a “follow-on […]