Video: Why do phone batteries sometimes explode?

Why do phone batteries sometimes explode? (video)
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Lithium-ion batteries have become a ubiquitous part of the digital revolution, but not without a serious setback.

They keep spontaneously exploding, and consumers are getting sick of it. So, what's the underlying issue, and how can science address it?

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