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Submission + - Lithium Batteries Put Bang in Flying

Rambo Tribble writes: The commercial aviation industry is scrambling to get ahead of a new threat to air travel, burning or exploding lithium batteries. As portable devices have become more popular, improperly stored or defective lithium batteries have caused a number of incidents on airliners. The BBC article includes a short video showing the remarkably violent force even a small battery can produce. Important safety tip: this is one electrical fire you want to fight with water.
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Lithium Batteries Put Bang in Flying

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