Relationship between suicide mortality and lithium in drinking water: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Barjasteh-Askari F, Davoudi M, Amini H, Ghorbani M, Yaseri M, Yunesian M, Mahvi AH, Lester D.
BACKGROUND: Lithium at therapeutic doses has protective effects against suicide in clinical practice. This meta-analysis aimed to investigate the relationship between lithium concentration in drinking water and suicide mortality in the general population. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Feb. 13, 2020
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: X1-5 Hoverboards Pose Fire Risk Lithium ion batteries in New High-Tech Enterprise's X1-5 hoverboards can overheat and pose a fire hazard, the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 13, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

A fireproof, lightweight, polymer-polymer solid-state electrolyte for safe lithium batteries - Cui Y, Wan J, Ye Y, Liu K, Chou LY, Cui Y.
Safety issues in lithium-ion batteries have raised serious concerns due to their ubiquitous utilization and close contact with the human body. Replacing flammable liquid electrolytes, solid-state electrolytes (SSEs) is thought to address this issue as well... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Energy storage startup SPARKZ licenses ORNL cobalt-free battery tech
(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Energy storage startup SPARKZ Inc. has exclusively licensed five battery technologies from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory designed to eliminate cobalt metal in lithium-ion batteries. The advancement is aimed at accelerating the production of electric vehicles and energy storage solutions for the power grid. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 5, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Can lithium halt progression of Alzheimer's disease?
(McGill University) In a new study, a team of researchers at McGill University has shown that, when given in a formulation that facilitates passage to the brain, lithium in doses up to 400 times lower than what is currently being prescribed for mood disorders is capable of both halting signs of advanced Alzheimer's pathology and of recovering lost cognitive abilities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Understanding the thermal runaway of Ni-rich lithium-ion batteries - Nguyen TTD, Abada S, Lecocq A, Bernard J, Petit M, Marlair G, Grugeon S, Laruelle S.
The main safety issue pertaining to operating lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) relates to their sensitivity to thermal runaway. This complex multiphysics phenomenon was observed in two commercial 18650 Ni-rich LIBs, namely a Panasonic NCR GA and a LG HG2, whic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Comparative study on thermal runaway characteristics of lithium iron phosphate battery modules under different overcharge conditions - Sun L, Wei C, Guo D, Liu J, Zhao Z, Zheng Z, Jin Y.
In order to study the thermal runaway characteristics of the lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery used in energy storage station, here we set up a real energy storage prefabrication cabin environment, where thermal runaway process of the LFP battery module... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Material characterization and analysis on the effect of vibration and nail penetration on lithium ion battery - Parasumanna ABK, Karle US, Saraf MR.
Battery packaging in a vehicle depends on the cell chemistry being used and its behavior plays an important role in the safety of the entire battery pack. Chemical degradation of various parts of a cell such as the cathode or anode is a concern as it adver... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Surrey lithium monitor could improve lives of people suffering from bipolar
(University of Surrey) A wearable lithium drug monitor developed by the University of Surrey could change the lives of patients who suffer from bipolar and depression. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Outcomes of acute exploratory pediatric lithium ingestions - Minhaj FS, Anderson BD, King JD, Leonard JB.
This study aimed to describe the clinical effects and outcomes reported in these patients reported to the National Poi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Long-term performance of implant-supported metal –ceramic and all-ceramic single crowns
Journal of Prosthodontic ResearchAvailable online 16 December 2019AbstractPurposeTo evaluate failure rates and incidence of chipping for metal –ceramic and all-ceramic implant-supported single crowns (SCs).MethodsSix hundred and fifty-two implant-supported SCs placed in 404 patients (mean age: 57.8 years; 193 male; mean SCs per patient: 1.6) were evaluated up to 12.8 years. The frameworks of the SCs were made from Au alloys (n = 319), CoCr (n = 37), zirconia (n = 286), or lithium disilicate (n = 10). Full-coverage ceramic veneers were placed on 319 Au SCs, 34 CoCr SCs, and 92 z...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 28, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Lithium in drinking water sources in rural and urban communities in Southeastern Nigeria - Ewuzie U, Nnorom IC, Eze SO.
This study reported the lithium concentration in ground and surface water sources used for drinking in Southeastern Nigeria. Thirteen (13) natural springs, 24 streams, 7 han... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Water Supply May Contain Lithium From Electronic Waste Water Supply May Contain Lithium From Electronic Waste
Lithium from batteries that power smartphones, tablets and electric cars may contaminate tap water, a Korean study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Lithium from electronic waste can contaminate water supply
(Reuters Health) - Lithium from batteries that power smartphones, tablets and electric cars may contaminate tap water, a Korean study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about lithium toxicity
Lithium toxicity can occur if a person takes too much of a lithium-containing medication. Learn about its symptoms, causes, and what to do here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacy / Pharmacist Source Type: news

This Under-Utilized Drug Is Actually Critical for Treatment-Resistant Depression
Many people with clinical depression have tried an array of medication and still feel sick. Maybe they’ve tried different selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) or selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs). Maybe they’ve taken these antidepressants along with an antipsychotic (a common strategy to boost effectiveness). Either way, the lack of improvement can make individuals feel even more hopeless and fear the darkness will never lift. If this sounds all-too familiar, you’re definitely not alone. In fact, up to 30 percent of people with depression don’t respond to the first few ...
Source: Psych Central - November 27, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Antidepressants Depression Disorders ECT General Medications Treatment Atypical Depression difficult to treat depression Managing Depression MAOIs medication for depression Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors Severe Depression Treatin Source Type: news

Research and Education A comparison of the fracture resistance of premolars without a ferrule with different post systems
ConclusionsBased on the findings of this in vitro study, the choice of post material with a low or high modulus of elasticity did not prevent catastrophic failures in endodontically treated teeth without a ferrule. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 26, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Brain cancer: Lithium may restore cognitive function after radiation
New research has found that lithium improves memory and learning capabilities in young female mice that have undergone radiation treatment. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology / Nuclear Medicine Source Type: news

Fracture rate of 188695 lithium disilicate and zirconia ceramic restorations after up to 7.5 years of clinical service: A dental laboratory survey
The Journal of Prosthetic DentistryAvailable online 5 November 2019In Press, Corrected ProofAbstractStatement of problemThe use of ceramic materials has increased significantly because of high esthetic demands, low costs, and ease of fabrication. Long-term, clinically based evidence is scarce, and laboratory studies have limited relevance in determining clinical durability.PurposeThe purpose of this dental laboratory survey was to evaluate the fracture rate of layered and monolithic lithium disilicate and zirconia single crowns and fixed partial dentures after up to 7.5 years of clinical service.Material and methodsTwo com...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 21, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Energy storage: The future enabled by nanomaterials
Lithium-ion batteries, which power portable electronics, electric vehicles, and stationary storage, have been recognized with the 2019 Nobel Prize in chemistry. The development of nanomaterials and their related processing into electrodes and devices can improve the performance and/or development of the existing energy storage systems. We provide a perspective on recent progress in the application of nanomaterials in energy storage devices, such as supercapacitors and batteries. The versatility of nanomaterials can lead to power sources for portable, flexible, foldable, and distributable electronics; electric transportatio...
Source: ScienceNOW - November 21, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Pomerantseva, E., Bonaccorso, F., Feng, X., Cui, Y., Gogotsi, Y. Tags: Materials Science, Online Only review Source Type: news

Researchers are "storing" energy using eggshells with new conductive material
(Natural News) The spent shells of chicken eggs might go from unwanted biowaste to a cheap, renewable, and valuable alternative material to metals in lithium-ion batteries. A German-led study reports that powdered chicken eggshells successfully store large amounts of electrical energy. Led by researchers from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), the international team tested eggshells... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

After lithium-ion batteries, the next step is… sodium-ion batteries?
(Natural News) The world’s running on batteries – lithium-ion batteries, to be precise. Over the past 20 years, global production for lithium has tripled, with lithium-ion batteries found in many of today’s technological devices – from smartphones to pacemakers, and even cars. Despite their long list of real-world applications, lithium-ion batteries are still limited in what... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lithium can reverse radiation damage after brain tumor treatment
(Karolinska Institutet) Children who have received radiotherapy for a brain tumor can develop cognitive problems later in life. In their studies on mice, researchers at Karolinska Institutet have now shown that the drug lithium can help to reverse the damage caused long after it has occurred. The study is published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry and the researchers are now planning to test the treatment in clinical trials. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 13, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Molecular mechanisms linking ALS/FTD and psychiatric disorders, the potential effects of lithium - Limanaqi F, Biagioni F, Ryskalin L, Busceti CL, Fornai F.
Altered proteostasis, endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress, abnormal unfolded protein response (UPR), mitochondrial dysfunction and autophagy impairment are interconnected events, which contribute to the pathogenesis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)/fro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Lithium-Ion Batteries Help Power Civilizations, But How Can They Be Recycled?
Researchers are worried that the lithium ion batteries powering our phones, and soon our cars, will turn into a big waste problem. They're trying to figure out how to recycle them. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - November 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dan Charles Source Type: news

Electric cars could be charged in 10 minutes in future, finds research
Scientists are developing rapid-charging batteries that could be in use in a couple of yearsNew battery technology could give electric cars more than 200 miles of charge in as little as 10 minutes, according to new research.Lithium ion batteries have had a dramatic impact because of their ability to store a large amount of energy in a small, compact battery and be recharged again and again. A trio of scientists wereawarded the Nobel prize in chemistry for their contributions to the development of the batteries earlier this month.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 30, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Electric, hybrid and low-emission cars Environment Ethical and green living Motoring Travel and transport Technology Science Source Type: news

New Battery Can Be Bent, Stretched, and Twisted
As researchers eye flexible form factors for mobile and electronic devices of the future, it makes sense that engineers also are working to invent batteries and other components that also can stretch to accommodate these designs. To that end, a team of researchers in Switzerland has developed a battery that can be bent, stretched, and twisted, making it well-suited for these future devices, said Markus Niederberger, professor for multifunctional materials at ETH Zurich, where the research was conducted. A prototype of a flexible battery developed by researchers at ETH Zurich that can potentially be used for flexible elect...
Source: MDDI - October 30, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Tags: Design News Source Type: news

How lithium dendrites form in liquid batteries
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Source: ScienceNOW - October 24, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Xiao, J. Tags: Chemistry perspective Source Type: news

Swiss startup invents higher-performance electric car battery that can leave Tesla batteries in the dust
(Natural News) A startup in the tiny mountainous country of Switzerland promises to deliver what electric car giant Tesla Motors has failed to pull off. Its new lithium-ion battery is said to store and produce far more power for vehicles than existing designs. Swiss company Innolith claims that an electric vehicle equipped with its lithium... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How UK's disused mine shafts plan to store renewable energy
Gravitricity develops winch and hoist system to store energy at half the cost of lithium-ion batteriesBritain ’s cheapest “virtual battery” could be created by hoisting and dropping 12,000-tonne weights – half the weight of the Statue of Liberty – down disused mine shafts, according to Imperial College London.The surprising new source of “gravity energy” is being developed by Gravitricity, an Edinburgh-based startup, which hopes to use Britain’s old mines to make better use ofclean electricity at half the cost of lithium-ion batteries.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 21, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Jillian Ambrose Tags: Energy storage Energy industry Energy research Environment Business UK news Physics Science Scotland Source Type: news

How UK's disused mine shafts could be used to store renewable energy
Gravitricity develops winch and hoist system to store energy at half the cost of lithium-ion batteriesBritain ’s cheapest “virtual battery” could be created by hoisting and dropping 12,000-tonne weights – half the weight of the Statue of Liberty – down disused mine shafts, according to Imperial College London.The surprising new source of “gravity energy” is being developed by Gravitricity, an Edinburgh-based startup, which hopes to use Britain’s old mines to make better use ofclean electricity at half the cost of lithium-ion batteries.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 21, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Jillian Ambrose Tags: Energy storage Energy industry Energy research Environment Business UK news Physics Science Scotland Source Type: news

E-cigarette battery explosions: review of the acute management of the burns and the impact on our population - Quiroga L, Asif M, Lagziel T, Bhat D, Caffrey J.
Electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes (E-cig), are lithium-battery-powered devices, which became available for sale in the United States in 2017. It has gained significant popularity among younger-generation tobacco smokers due to its advertise... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Lithium-ion battery development takes Nobel
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - October 17, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Service, R. F. Tags: Chemistry, Scientific Community In Depth Source Type: news

Researchers Went Through High Schoolers ’ Trash to Find Out Which Tobacco Products They’re Using. Here’s What They Found
The National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS) is perhaps the most conventional way to learn which tobacco products young people are using. But researchers working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found a more creative method: going through high schoolers’ trash. From July 2018 to April 2019, researchers conducted a “garbology” study of 12 California public high schools, according to field notes published Thursday by the CDC. They scoured the parking lots and perimeters of the schools, searching for discarded e-cigarettes, tobacco cigarettes and marijuana products, in hopes of both lear...
Source: TIME: Health - October 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized e-cigarette onetime Research Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Environmental Contamination from E-cigarette, Cigarette, Cigar, and Cannabis Products at 12 High Schools - San Francisco Bay Area, 2018-2019
Waste from e-cigarette products can contain plastics, nicotine, heavy metals, other chemical toxins, and hazardous lithium-ion batteries. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - October 10, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: Electronic Cigarettes (e-cigarette) Hazardous Waste Sites MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Tobacco Use Environmental Safety Health Source Type: news

3 Researchers Win Nobel Prize In Chemistry For Work With Lithium-Ion Batteries
Three researchers won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry this year for their work that led to the development of lithium-ion batteries. This wraps up this year's science Nobels. All the winners were men. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nell Greenfieldboyce Source Type: news

NAS/NAE Members Share Chemistry Nobel
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2019 was awarded jointly to John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham, and Akira Yoshino"for the development of lithium-ion batteries." Goodenough is a member of both the National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Engineering, and Whittingham is a National Academy of Engineering member. Learn More (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - October 9, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Flight attendant union decries "catastrophic" fire risk from e-cigarettes on planes
The president of the largest flight attendant union wants the FAA to ban e-cigarettes from planes because their lithium-ion batteries could be a fire hazard. Lithium-ion batteries power virtually everything we travel with -- but the concern about vaping devices stems from the fact they're often powered by cheaper batteries, raising fears they're more likely to fail. Kris Van Cleave reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nobel prize in chemistry awarded for development of lithium-ion batteries – as it happened
John B Goodenough, M Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino made laureates for development that sparked portable technology revolution•Report: chemistry Nobel given to lithium-ion battery researchers12.26pmBSTAnd there we leave the chemistry prize for another year. Huge congratulations go to John Goodenough, Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino for the development of lithium-ion batteries.Here is my colleague Nicola Davis ’s news story on the prize:Related:Nobel prize in chemistry awarded for work on lithium-ion batteries12.19pmBSTMore reaction from Royal Society President Venki Ramakrishnan:“Professor Goo...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 9, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Tags: Nobel prizes Chemistry Sweden Europe People in science Science prizes World news Energy storage Environment Source Type: news

3 Scientists Share Nobel Prize in Chemistry For Their Work With Lithium-Ion Batteries
(STOCKHOLM) — Three scientists won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry on Wednesday for their work leading to the development of lithium-ion batteries, which have reshaped energy storage and transformed cars, mobile phones and many other devices — and reduced reliance on fossil fuels that contribute to global warming. The prize went to John B. Goodenough, 97, a German-born engineering professor at the University of Texas; M. Stanley Whittingham, 77, a British-American chemistry professor at the State University of New York at Binghamton; and Japan’s Akira Yoshino, 71, of Asahi Kasei Corporation and Meijo Univers...
Source: TIME: Science - October 9, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized nobel prize onetime Science Source Type: news

Nobel prize in chemistry awarded for research on lithium-ion batteries – live!
John B Goodenough, M Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino will share prize of 9m Swedish kronor for their work10.58amBSTEchoing Jim Peebles comments yesterday, Goodenough said in a recent interview withThe Times:“At the time we developed the battery it was just something to do,” he says. “I didn’t know what electrical engineers would do with the battery. I really didn’t anticipate cellphones, camcorders and everything else.”10.55amBSTThis will be a popular win - one that people have been anticipating for years.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 9, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Tags: Nobel prizes Chemistry Sweden Europe People in science Science prizes World news Energy storage Environment Source Type: news

3 Scientists Win 2019 Nobel Prize In Chemistry For Development Of Lithium Ion Batteries
Through their work, the laureates laid the foundation of a wireless, fossil fuel-free society. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 9, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

3 Share Nobel Prize In Chemistry For Development Of Lithium-Ion Batteries
An American, British and Japanese scientist have jointly received the award, according to an announcement from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm.(Image credit: Dmitry Lovetsky; Jonathan Cohen/Binghamton University; The University of Texas at Austin via AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Scott Neuman Source Type: news

Nobel prize in chemistry awarded for work on lithium-ion batteries
John B Goodenough, M Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino will share prize of 9m Swedish kronorThe Nobel prize in chemistry has been awarded to three scientists for their work in developing lithium-ion batteries.John B Goodenough of the University of Texas at Austin, M Stanley Whittingham of Binghamton University and Akira Yoshino of Meijo University will receive equal shares of the 9m Swedish kronor ( £74o,000) prize, which was announced by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm on Wednesday. At 97 years old, Goodenough is the oldest laureate to receive a Nobel prize in any discipline.Continue reading.....
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 9, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Nobel prizes Energy storage Chemistry Sweden Europe People in science Science prizes World news Environment Source Type: news

Calculation methods of heat produced by a lithium-ion battery under charging-discharging condition - Wang Z, Tong X, Liu K, Shu CM, Jiang F, Luo Q, Wang H.
Lithium-ion batteries generate considerable amounts of heat under the condition of charging-discharging cycles. This paper presents quantitative measurements and simulations of heat release. A thermal condition monitoring system was built to obtain the tem... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Evaluating the thermal failure risk of large-format lithium-ion batteries using a cone calorimeter - Wang Z, Ning X, Zhu K, Hu J, Yang H, Wang J.
A series of experiments were conducted to study the thermal failure hazard of large-format commercial lithium-ion batteries with typical states of charge in a calorimeter apparatus. The results indicate that the thermal failure penetration of the lithium-i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Here Are All the 2019 Nobel Prize Winners
The 2019 Nobel Prize announcements are underway this week, with the first prize, in the category of physiology or medicine, going to a trio of scientists for their work on cells’ ability to sense and react to oxygen availability. The Nobel Prize in physics, chemistry and literature have been announced and the prizes in peace and economic sciences will follow over the next few days. The awards are a recognition of work that advances each of the respective fields. Nobel winners are given a medal, a certificate and a cash award of about $900,000 (when multiple people win a single Nobel, they typically split the cash awa...
Source: TIME: Science - October 7, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Alex Fitzpatrick Tags: Uncategorized nobels onetime Research Success19 Source Type: news

A Mysterious Sleeping Disorder That Turns Life Into a Waking Dream
The teenage boy was sleeping nearly all day. And when he was awake, he felt like he was cut off from reality. What was going on? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Sanders, M.D. Tags: Lithium (Drug) Sanders, Lisa hypersomnolence Kleine-Levin syndrome Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What side effects can lithium cause?
Lithium is a drug that can prevent and treat manic episodes in people with bipolar disorder. Learn about the long term and short term side effects of lithium. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bipolar Source Type: news

The Head of NASA Says Security Is Needed to Explore Space Safely
TOKYO (AP) — The head of NASA said Wednesday that space security is necessary so that the United States, Japan and others can safely explore the moon and Mars. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine also said during his Tokyo visit that he wants to take the U.S. space partnership with Japan to a new level by stepping up cooperation by going to the moon and eventually to Mars together. But he said that will be possible only if space is kept a safe place. “NASA fully supports the idea of space security,” he said. Japan and the U.S. have long cooperated in space science, including the ongoing International Space...
Source: TIME: Science - September 25, 2019 Category: Science Authors: MARI YAMAGUCHI / AP Tags: Uncategorized Space Exploration Source Type: news