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Detecting short circuits by going back in time

It took EPFL researchers only three minutes to detect and locate a short circuit triggered intentionally in the power grid serving Fribourg Canton. The researchers, using a computer and a single sensor, spotted it by "going ...

dateJul 10, 2017 in Engineering
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Investigating battery failure

From mobile phones to electric vehicles, Li-ion batteries are ubiquitous in today's society. However these devices have been known to fail, sometimes in spectacular fashion, as seen recently in the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone ...

dateJun 12, 2017 in Energy & Green Tech
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UK: 2013 Dreamliner fire caused by crossed wires

British aviation investigators reported Wednesday that a 2013 fire on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner started in a battery for the plane's emergency locator transmitter—a finding that triggered recommendations to improve safety ...

dateAug 19, 2015 in Engineering
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