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Submission + - Explosion-Proof Lithium-Ion Battery Shuts Down At High Temperatures (thestack.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Scientists have designed a lithium-ion battery that self-regulates according to temperature, to prevent itself from overheating. Reaching extreme temperatures, the battery is able to shut itself down, only restarting once it has cooled. The researchers designed the battery to shut down and restart itself over a repeated heating and cooling cycle, without compromising performance. A polyethylene film is applied to one of the electrodes, which expands and shrinks depending on temperature, to create a conductive/non-conductive material.

Submission + - French conservatives push law to ban strong encryption (dailydot.com)

Patrick O'Neill writes: The French parliament this week will examine a bill that would require tech manufacturers of computers, phones, and tablets to build backdoors into any encryption on the device. The anti-encryption bill is being presented by 18 conservative members of the National Assembly as part of a large "Digital Republic" bill.

Comment Not what i hoped (Score 3, Interesting) 146

Good of them to do something with photos. But what i really wish they did was to turn the circle concept on it's heads.

Content should be put in circles instead of people. As an example I like to follow Linus Torvalds, but only for Linux related stuff - if they allowed linus to put his Linux content in Linux circles, and Diving stuff in Diving circles, and then allowed me to follow the content i like, then we could talk about managing information.

Pinterest is splitting it the right way, but are only focused on pictures. I want google+ to do it for content.

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