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UA team discover process to turn waste sulfur into plastic

UA team discover process to turn waste sulfur into plastic

Their plastic, easily made from sulfur, could revolutionize the battery world

December 01, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Ford, University of Michigan open new battery lab

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Ford Motor Co. and the University of Michigan are opening a new battery research and manufacturing lab that they hope will speed the development of batteries for electric and hybrid cars.

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CEO: Boeing will speed up production of its 787s

Boeing is sticking with plans to speed up production of its 787 and sees no reason to change the lithium-ion battery design at the center of the troubled plane's problems, its CEO said Wednesday.

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2006 fire under NTSB scrutiny

2006 fire under NTSB scrutiny

Parts of the disassembled battery taken from the Boeing 787 that caught fire Jan. 7 in Boston are laid on a table at the National Transportation Safety Board laboratory in Washington.

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2006 fire under NTSB scrutiny

2006 fire under NTSB scrutiny

Three waves of firefighters failed to save a Securaplane building in Oro Valley from a 2006 battery fire.

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2006 fire under NTSB scrutiny

2006 fire under NTSB scrutiny

When a test of a lithium-ion battery charger turned into an inferno at Securaplane Technologies Inc. in 2006, temperatures reached as high as 1,200 degrees and three waves of firefighters failed to save the building.

January 27, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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NTSB to test 787's charger system here

NTSB to test 787's charger system here

A damaged main lithium-ion battery, left, is seen with undamaged unit off an All Nippon Airways 787.

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NTSB to test 787's charger system here

NTSB to test 787's charger system here

Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board will visit Tucson today as part of their inquiry into the safety of Boeing's flagship 787 Dreamliner.

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FAA grounds Boeing's troubled 787s

The federal government grounded Boeing's newest and most technologically advanced jetliner Wednesday, declaring that the 787 cannot fly again until the risk of battery fires is addressed.

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Tucson tech: One-stop development shop

Tucson tech: One-stop development shop

The Blood Hound, a device that Aztera helped develop for Solvonics Medical in Chandler, uses special LED lighting to help health-care providers locate veins.

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Tucson tech: One-stop development shop

Tucson tech: One-stop development shop

Entering the shop area of Aztera LLC's Tucson headquarters, CEO Manny Teran points to a refrigerator-sized battery and control system housed in a shipping crate.

June 05, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Tucson tech: One-stop development shop

Tucson tech: One-stop development shop

Tucson-based Aztera LLC has helped Redflow Ltd. of Brisbane, Australia, install four of its zinc-bromide modules in the U.S. for testing.

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Tucson tech: One-stop development shop

Tucson tech: One-stop development shop

Manny Teran

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Free recycling of car batteries

AAA Arizona's Great Battery Roundup is being held today through Sunday.

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Arizona bill targets cell phone use by teen drivers

PHOENIX  — Arizona lawmakers are renewing a push for legislation to prohibit young drivers from using cell phones while behind the wheel.

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