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Surgeon discusses rise in vape pen injuries

A quick search of "vape pen injuries" turns up a slew of hits: CBS News, Denver Post, Reddit, AOL. There is no shortage of stories of electronic cigarettes or vaporizer devices that exploded or caught on fire.

Jun 15, 2016
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Victoria leads charge for child-safe batteries

Design lecturer Jeongbin Ok has hit upon a solution to minimise the damage of swallowing coin-sized, button cell lithium batteries, commonly found in electronic devices such as toys and remote controls, which can result in ...

Jun 12, 2014
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Battery (electricity)

In electronics, a battery or voltaic cell is a combination of many electrochemical Galvanic cells of identical type to store chemical energy and to deliver higher voltage or higher current than with single cells.

The battery cells create a voltage difference between the terminals of each cell and hence to its combination in battery. When an external electrical circuit is connected to the battery, then the battery drives electrons through the circuit and electrical work is done. Since the invention of the first Voltaic pile in 1800 by Alessandro Volta, the battery has become a common power source for many household and industrial applications, and is now a multi-billion dollar industry.

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