With rumours that US Navy lithium-powered naval submarines have gone up in smoke at a cost of millions of dollars, there are still many questions being asked about lithium ion safety. The Editor reports from Florida's annual battery seminar.
Sometimes it feels like we exist in two paradigms… the one where lithium ion batteries are truly wonderful and everything works well (and we all get rich) and there's the other one – the cold hard light of day world of lithium ion, where the batteries are malevolent little swines waiting to burst into flame, bringing . . .