U.S. Astronauts Take Multi-Hour Spacewalk to Replace Batteries on ISS
Two American astronauts took a spacewalk Friday to replace aging batteries on the International Space Station. NASA’s Anne McClain and Nick Hague are scheduled to work in space for several hours to swap out three old nickel-hydrogen batteries with more powerful lithium-ion batteries. The duo overcame minor struggles in their first task, which involved attaching a tool bag on one of the station’s trusses for possible future use. The station’s robotic arm did much of the heavy work already, but the astronauts still have to lug 300-pound adaptors the size of a large coffee table and reconnect attachments. Ev...
Source: TIME: Science - March 22, 2019 Category: Science Authors: SETH BORENSTEIN / AP Tags: Uncategorized onetime space Source Type: news

Data-driven modeling and estimation of lithium-ion battery properties
(Data Science Institute at Columbia) Two Columbia professors affiliated with the Data Science Institute are developing a machine-learning model that can more accurately estimate a Li-Ion battery's charge level. Current estimates of a battery's state of charge have error rates of five percent, whereas this team's model aims for an error rate of one percent. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 19, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Thousands of heated socks designed for fitness buffs recalled over fears they could cause fires
Tech Gear 5.7 has recalled 4,000 units of its Mobile Warming Performance Heated Socks due to the lithium-ion batteries overheating, melting or igniting, causing potential fire or burn hazards. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Phase control on surface for the stabilization of high energy cathode materials of lithium ion batteries - Piao JY, Gu L, Wei Z, Ma J, Wu J, Yang W, Gong Y, Sun YG, Duan SY, Tao XS, Bin DS, Cao A, Wan LJ.
The development of high energy electrode materials for lithium ion batteries is challenged by their inherent instabilities, which become more aggravated as the energy densities continue to climb, accordingly causing increasing concerns on battery safety an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Lithium suicide prevention: a brief review and reminder - Sarai SK, Mekala HM, Lippmann S.
Suicide is a major public health problem throughout the world, occurring in over 800,000 people annually. Mood disorders are a common psychopathology and are a signficiant risk factor for suicidality. Lithium pharmacotherapy has been shown to reduce sympto... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Coal ash contaminating groundwater nationwide, groups say
Waste ash from hundreds of coal-fired power plants has contaminated groundwater in 39 states with toxic substances like arsenic, lithium and mercury, according to a report by two environmental groups that was based on data the plants reported to the US Environmental Protection Agency. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effect of ballistic impacts on batteries and the potential for injury - Rabbitt A, Horsfall I, Carr DJ.
INTRODUCTION: On military operations, ballistic impact damage is possible to lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries worn on the body by military personnel and the potential for exothermic reactions may result in injury. This paper investigated the effect of impact... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Non-dimensional analysis of the criticality of Li-ion battery thermal runaway behavior - Huang P, Chen H, Verma A, Wang Q, Mukherjee P, Sun J.
Lithium-ion batteries are the most popular used portable energy storage technology due to the relatively high energy density. While thermal instability induced safety concerns impede the pace of developing large scale applications, the practical applicatio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Scalable and safe synthetic organic electroreduction inspired by Li-ion battery chemistry
Reductive electrosynthesis has faced long-standing challenges in applications to complex organic substrates at scale. Here, we show how decades of research in lithium-ion battery materials, electrolytes, and additives can serve as an inspiration for achieving practically scalable reductive electrosynthetic conditions for the Birch reduction. Specifically, we demonstrate that using a sacrificial anode material (magnesium or aluminum), combined with a cheap, nontoxic, and water-soluble proton source (dimethylurea), and an overcharge protectant inspired by battery technology [tris(pyrrolidino)phosphoramide] can allow for mult...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 21, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Peters, B. K., Rodriguez, K. X., Reisberg, S. H., Beil, S. B., Hickey, D. P., Kawamata, Y., Collins, M., Starr, J., Chen, L., Udyavara, S., Klunder, K., Gorey, T. J., Anderson, S. L., Neurock, M., Minteer, S. D., Baran, P. S. Tags: Chemistry r-articles Source Type: news

Lithium in public drinking water and suicide mortality in Portugal: initial approach - Oliveira P, Zagalo J, Madeira N, Neves O.
INTRODUCTION: Lithium can be found naturally in drinking water. There is some evidence that natural levels of lithium in drinking water may have a protective effect on suicide mortality. The aim of this study is to evaluate if higher natural concentrations... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Top in function, freedom of design - materials at the International Dental Show (IDS)
#idscologneMore materials - a wider range for ceramic, plastic& co. - multi-talents for individual patient offers - a main focus of IDSWhen we have heard about the gold era, the metal-ceramic era, the plastic era in the dentistry sector, we have all had an idea what this referred to. Are these all past eras? And what era are we living in today? Evidently in an era with a wide choice - an individual offer for each patient, without compromising the function and with plenty of leeway in terms of aesthetics. The opportunities of current dental materials can't be compared as accurately and assessed to see whether they are s...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 16, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Lithium for Bipolar Maintenance'Safe, Tolerable' in Kids Lithium for Bipolar Maintenance'Safe, Tolerable' in Kids
Lithium is safe and tolerable as maintenance therapy in children with bipolar disorder, new research suggests. However, a few concerns about the study have been flagged.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Upcycling plastic bags into battery parts (video)
(American Chemical Society) Plastic bag pollution has become a huge environmental problem, prompting some cities and countries to heavily tax or ban the sacks. But what if used plastic bags could be made into higher-value products? Now, researchers have reported a new method to convert plastic bags into carbon chips that could be used as anodes for lithium-ion batteries. They report their results in ACS Omega. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 13, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Magnesium batteries: Dawn of the post-lithium era
(Karlsruher Institut f ü r Technologie (KIT)) A better performance, lower costs, and enhanced safety compared to lithium-ion batteries: These are the hopes of scientists of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and their cooperation partners in relation to novel magnesium batteries to be developed under the E-MAGIC research project. E-MAGIC is funded by the European Union (EU) with more than EUR 6.5 million and is to pool the relevant activities of various European science institutions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 28, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Lithium may increase risk for kidney failure, study says
A popular drug to treat bipolar disease may also cause kidney problems, study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bad metallic transport in a cold atom Fermi-Hubbard system
Strong interactions in many-body quantum systems complicate the interpretation of charge transport in such materials. To shed light on this problem, we study transport in a clean quantum system: ultracold lithium-6 in a two-dimensional optical lattice, a testing ground for strong interaction physics in the Fermi-Hubbard model. We determine the diffusion constant by measuring the relaxation of an imposed density modulation and modeling its decay hydrodynamically. The diffusion constant is converted to a resistivity by using the Nernst-Einstein relation. That resistivity exhibits a linear temperature dependence and shows no ...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 24, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Brown, P. T., Mitra, D., Guardado-Sanchez, E., Nourafkan, R., Reymbaut, A., Hebert, C.-D., Bergeron, S., Tremblay, A.- M. S., Kokalj, J., Huse, D. A., Schauss, P., Bakr, W. S. Tags: Physics reports Source Type: news

Panel: Fracking Companies Not Liable For Injuries From Lithium Battery Explosion
DENVER - A panel of the 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Nov. 6 ruled that two hydraulic fracturing companies did not owe a duty of care to two men who were injured when a lithium battery exploded when they were cleaning a drilling device used in fracking operations. The men were employees of a contractor company that provided the battery to the fracking companies (Jacob McGehee, et al. v. Forest Oil Corp., et al., No. 17-6238, 10th Cir.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - December 17, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Dynamic digitalisation: In the laboratories of the future at the International Dental Show (IDS) 2019
Digitalisation is boosting laboratories - a large selection of materials - high flexibility in the production - new procedures for attractive total prosthetics - IDS demonstrates the opportunitiesWe can see two sections in the midst of the global development, the analogue and the digital world. There are long-term stable trends (in particular: " the mega trend health " ) and the fast-beat " bits and bytes " of the digital dental technologies. Those dental technicians, who know how to bring these two together, profit the most. Retaining the overview and making targeted future decisions, visiting the Inte...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 7, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Yin and yang: Opposites in nature, fluoride and lithium, compete for higher energy batteries
(Purdue University) The same fluoride in your toothpaste might soon compete with lithium for longer-lasting batteries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 6, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Room-temperature cycling of metal fluoride electrodes: Liquid electrolytes for high-energy fluoride ion cells
We report a liquid fluoride ion–conducting electrolyte with high ionic conductivity, wide operating voltage, and robust chemical stability based on dry tetraalkylammonium fluoride salts in ether solvents. Pairing this liquid electrolyte with a copper–lanthanum trifluoride (Cu@LaF3) core-shell cathode, we demonstrate reversible fluorination and defluorination reactions in a fluoride ion electrochemical cell cycled at room temperature. Fluoride ion–mediated electrochemistry offers a pathway toward developing capacities beyond that of lithium ion technology. (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - December 6, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Davis, V. K., Bates, C. M., Omichi, K., Savoie, B. M., Momcilovic, N., Xu, Q., Wolf, W. J., Webb, M. A., Billings, K. J., Chou, N. H., Alayoglu, S., McKenney, R. K., Darolles, I. M., Nair, N. G., Hightower, A., Rosenberg, D., Ahmed, M., Brooks, C. J., Mil Tags: Chemistry, Materials Science reports Source Type: news

Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, December 2018
(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) ORNL story tips: ORNL solved methane mystery through tree trunk, soil study; neutrons unlock secrets of corn nanoparticles; lithium-ion battery study could inform safer designs; corrosion tests could advance molten salt reactor designs; thought leaders discuss sea of energy change at maritime risk meeting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 4, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Philips recalls lithium-ion defibrillator batteries
Philips HeartStart products Philips Healthcare has issued a worldwide recall of batteries for its HeartStart MRx monitor/defibrillator. The Philips M3538A lithium-ion batteries manufactured from December 28, 2017 to March 20, 2018 for the HeartStart MRx monitor/defibrillator may have an internal component failure and may fail to charge or to provide power, according to a statement by the U.K. Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency. The FDA had not released a statement of its own. Get the full story on our sister site, Medical Design & Outsourcing. The post Philips recalls lithium-ion defibrillato...
Source: Mass Device - November 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Business/Financial News Cardiac Assist Devices Recalls Regulatory/Compliance Philips Healthcare U.K.medicinesandhealthcareproductsregulatoryagency Source Type: news

The impact of thermal runaway on sprinkler protection recommendations for warehouse storage of cartoned lithium-ion batteries - Ditch B.
This study investigates the appropriateness of applying the standard large-scale fire test protocol developed for ordinary combustibles for energetic batteries. A large-scale fire test was recently conducted to determine sprinkler protection guidance for w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Hearing Aid Tech Advances
For a well-established product like the hearing aid, the market is a dynamic one with incredible growth opportunities. “There’s only about a 20% penetration in the space,” reported Dave Olson, CEO of Elevated Technologies/Elevated Hearing. “A lot of people can’t afford hearing aids or think wearing them would be unappealing. But there are a lot of forces at work to make them more appealing and affordable.” The market for these devices is growing about 8%, according to market research firm ResearchAndMarkets, whose es...
Source: MDDI - November 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: MD & M Minneapolis Design Source Type: news

Intrinsic flame-retardant organic electrolyte for safe lithium-sulfur batteries - Yang H, Guo C, Chen J, Naveed A, Yang J, NuLi Y, Wang J.
Safety concern poses a significant challenge for the large-scale employment of lithium-sulfur batteries. Extreme flammable conventional electrolyte and dendritic lithium deposition cause severe safety issues. Herein, we report an intrinsic flame-retardant ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Next-gen batteries possible with new engineering approach
(Penn State) Dramatically longer-lasting, faster-charging and safer lithium metal batteries may be possible, according to Penn State research, recently published in Nature Energy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 14, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

US Advanced Battery Consortium funds extension of lithium-ion battery recycling process
(Worcester Polytechnic Institute) With a $1.08 million contract award from the United States Advanced Battery Consortium LLC (USABC), a materials engineering research team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) will extend development of its novel process to recycle spent lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries. WPI will demonstrate that its process can recycle spent batteries and produce new cathode materials with higher nickel content. These materials are increasingly being adopted by automotive battery makers to reduce cost and increase energy density. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 7, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Book Review: Owning Bipolar
The subtitle of Michael Pipich’s new book, Owning Bipolar: How Patients and Families Can Take Control of Bipolar Disorder, should be enough for those with bipolar disorder and their family members to want to pick up this book and embrace it. Bipolar disorder takes away a person’s feeling of self-control and this book gives hope that control can be taken back. People who are bipolar will appreciate that Pipich understands how it feels to the patient. He tries to remove the stigma of having bipolar, explaining that it is NOT the patient’s fault. This alone makes the book worth reading. He then provides a t...
Source: Psych Central - November 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Book Reviews Tags: Bipolar Book Reviews Disorders Family General Genetics Medications Motivation and Inspiration Psychiatry Psychological Assessment Psychology Stigma Treatment accepting bipolar disorder bipolar disorder stigma Michael Pipich Source Type: news

The association between gabapentin and suicidality in bipolar patients - Leith WM, Lambert WE, Boehnlein JK, Freeman MD.
The aims of this study were to assess the association between gabapentin and suicidality in patients diagnosed with bipolar disorder (BD) and to determine whether the risk is greater relative to patients prescribed lithium. This retrospective observational... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

StimWave wins FDA nod for Apple iOS-based WaveCrest mobile SCS patient controller
Stimwave said yesterday it won FDA 510(k) clearance for an Apple (NSDQ:AAPL) iOS device version of its WaveCrest Mobile platform patient controller application for pain management. The newly cleared system from the Pompano Beach, Fla.-based company allows patients with iPhone and Apple Watch devices to control WaveMaster multi-waveform automated programming for the company’s Wireless Freedom spinal cord stimulator system intended to treat chronic pain. “Patients’ needs in pain management are unique and customized programming is a must. The Freedom System not only is the smallest option available for ...
Source: Mass Device - November 1, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Pain Management Regulatory/Compliance Software / IT Stimwave Source Type: news

3D-printed lithium-ion batteries
(American Chemical Society) Electric vehicles and most electronic devices, such as cell phones and laptop computers, are powered by lithium-ion batteries. Until now, manufacturers have had to design their devices around the size and shape of commercially available batteries. But researchers have developed a new method to 3D print lithium-ion batteries in virtually any shape. They report their results in ACS Applied Energy Materials. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Parties Debate Duty And Foreseeability Of Fracking Injury Before 10th Circuit
DENVER - The attorney for two men who were injured by the explosion of a lithium battery related to a hydraulic fracturing operation and the attorney representing the companies that operated the well debated the issue of duty and foreseeability of the risk of harm before a panel of the 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Sept. 24 (Jacob McGehee, et al. v. Forest Oil Corp., et al., No. 17-6238, 10th Cir.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - October 17, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

What Causes Hyperkalemia?
Discussion Potassium (K+) is an alkali metal (Group 1 of periodic table with Hydrogen, Lithium and Sodium) with an anatomic number of 19. Its chemical symbol K, comes from the medieval Latin, kalium which means potash (mainly potassium carbonate or potassium hydroxide), the substance it was first isolated from. Potassium is an important cation and it mainly resides in the intracellular fluid with only a small amount in the extracellular fluid. Potassium regulates cell volume, pH and enzyme functions. Hyperkalemia is defined as a potassium level> 5.5 mEq/L in children and> 6.0 mEq/L in newborns. Hyperkalemia incre...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 24, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Super cheap earth element to advance new battery tech to the industry
(Purdue University) Worldwide efforts to make sodium-ion batteries just as functional as lithium-ion batteries have long since controlled sodium's tendency to explode, but not yet resolved how to prevent sodium-ions from 'getting lost' during the first few times a battery charges and discharges. Now, Purdue University researchers made a sodium powder version that fixes this problem and holds a charge properly. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 19, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Venture Heat Warms up Wearables with New FDA Nod
On Monday, Los Alamitos, CA-based Venture Heat said it had received FDA clearance for its Infrared Heat Therapy Pain Relief using Far infrared Rays (FIR). FIR heat therapy is a type of low-energy therapy that takes advantage of heat generated by waves of energy from the far end of the infrared spectrum. “It’s a lot easier for the consumer to use this particular design,” Eddie Chen, president of Venture Heat, told MD+DI. “Using the product is similar to using the compression wraps. We wanted it to be simple to use and mobile.” The wrap...
Source: MDDI - September 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Research and Education Loss of tooth structure associated with preparation for two monolithic CAD-CAM complete coverage restorations
ConclusionsPreparation of teeth for monolithic CAD-CAM complete coverage restorations is not associated with a significantly higher volume of tooth loss than their conventionally fabricated counterpart preparations. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 14, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Oropharyngeal injury from spontaneous combustion of a lithium-ion battery: a case report - Morse J, Tittman S, Gelbard A.
Lithium-ion batteries have been used for more than 20 years, most recently to power handheld devices including cellphones and electronic nicotine-delivery systems. They have garnered significant media attention due to thermal-related injuries occurring aft... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Lithium - pharmacological and toxicological aspects: the current state of the art - Medi ć B, Stojanović M, Štimec B, Divac N, Vujović KS, Stojanović R, Čolović M, Krstić DZ, Prostran M.
Lithium is the smallest monovalent cation with many different biological effects. Although lithium is present in pharmacotherapy of psychiatric illnesses for decades, its precise mechanism of action is still not clarified. Today lithium represents first-li... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

New supercapacitor could be an ideal alternative to lithium-ion batteries
(Natural News) A study published in Advanced Materials discusses the discovery of a new supercapacitor that features both stability and a high energy density, which, with further development, could be a potential alternative to lithium-ion batteries. The supercapacitor was created by researchers from the University of California at Berkeley (UC Berkeley) in collaboration with the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ketamine Mechanism in Depression; Pot Use as Heritable Trait; Wearable Lithium Sensor
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the psychiatry world (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - August 30, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Understanding suicide: focusing on its mechanisms through a lithium lens - Malhi GS, Das P, Outhred T, Irwin L, Morris G, Hamilton A, Lynch K, Mannie Z.
BACKGROUND: Current intervention strategies have been slow in reducing suicide rates, particularly in mood disorders. Thus, for intervention and prevention, a new approach is necessary. Investigating the effects of a medication known for its anti-suicidal ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Breakthrough sensor to help people with bipolar disorder monitor lithium levels
(University of Surrey) Patients living with bipolar disorder and depression will soon be able to use a unique wearable sensor to safely monitor their lithium drug levels. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hot lithium-oxygen batteries charge ahead
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - August 23, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Feng, S., Lunger, J. R., Johnson, J. A., Shao-Horn, Y. Tags: Chemistry perspective Source Type: news

An elevated lithium battery
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Source: ScienceNOW - August 23, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Lavine, M. S. Tags: Chemistry twis Source Type: news

A high-energy-density lithium-oxygen battery based on a reversible four-electron conversion to lithium oxide
We report an inorganic-electrolyte Li-O2 cell that cycles at an elevated temperature via highly reversible four-electron redox to form crystalline lithium oxide (Li2O). It relies on a bifunctional metal oxide host that catalyzes O–O bond cleavage on discharge, yielding a high capacity of 11 milliampere-hours per square centimeter, and O2 evolution on charge with very low overpotential. Online mass spectrometry and chemical quantification confirm that oxidation of Li2O involves transfer of exactly 4 e–/O2. This work shows that Li-O2 electrochemistry is not intrinsically limited once problems of electrolyte, supe...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 23, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Xia, C., Kwok, C. Y., Nazar, L. F. Tags: Chemistry reports Source Type: news

Jurisdictional Issue In Injury Case Needs Clarification, 10th Circuit Says
DENVER - A panel of the 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Aug. 16 ordered a limited remand to a district court to clarify why the appeals court has jurisdiction over an appeal in which two men contend that they were injured when a lithium battery exploded on a hydraulic fracturing rig. The panel said a footnote in the district court's ruling is "confusing" (Jacob McGehee, et al. v. Forest Oil Corp., et al., No. 17-6238, 10th Cir.). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - August 21, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Researchers discover way to make lithium-ion battery components out of recycled glass bottles
(Natural News) Scientists have found a way to develop nanosilicon anodes, essential components of lithium-ion batteries, using recycled glass bottles. According to researchers at the University of California, Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering, silicon anodes can store significantly more energy compared with traditional graphite anodes. However, the research team noted that the expansion and shrinkage that take place... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lithium: Keeping the Cellphone and the Brain Humming
The element that Canada’s Standard Lithium Ltd. hopes to mine from south Arkansas’ underground brine deposits has many uses, from a steady power supply for your laptop to stabilizing your mood. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - August 20, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Revisiting the Effect of Lithium in Our Drinking Water Revisiting the Effect of Lithium in Our Drinking Water
Dr Nassir Ghaemi on the many flaws of a recent report showing that tap water with high lithium content had no protective effect.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Expert Column Source Type: news

Comparison of the Fit of Lithium Disilicate Crowns made from Conventional, Digital, or Conventional/Digital Techniques
ConclusionsCeramic crowns, which were made using all ‐digital approach or cast digitization by a laboratory or intraoral scanner had comparable fit to those produced by conventional approach. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 17, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news