Monthly Archives: April 2015

Exploding batteries filmed in 3D

Thermal cameras captured molten jets shooting out of the batteries (left) and their deterioration (right) Engineers have produced a detailed 3D view of overheated lithium-ion batteries failing and exploding. Two batteries were heated to 250C and observed using both a…

Landslide fears after Nepal quakes

It is thought Saturday’s earthquake will have set off thousands of landslides The Nepal earthquake and its aftershocks have probably triggered many landslides, scientists warn. Some could block rivers, causing temporary lakes that could burst out and sweep away settlements…

Vatican urges action on climate

The conference brings together religious leaders and scientists The Vatican Science Academy will urge Christians to take action on climate change because it threatens the world’s poor. The Academy is being addressed on the issue by the UN Secretary General…