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News tag: batteries


e-Cigarette

Counterfeit e-cigarettes see a sharp rise worldwide


20 Feb, 2015 | by Daniel Tomas | 1 comment
 British maker of e-cigarettes, Liberty Flights Ltd. faces a rising problem with counterfeiting. Several markets worldwide are being flooded with imitation versions of e-cigarettes. Sold at prices below normal rates, the cloned products use cheaper materials. “We’ve got a brand, we’re well-known,” said Matthew Moden, founder of Darwen, England-based Liberty…

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Batteries turned child-safe with quantum mechanics application


4 Nov, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Batteries are now much safer for children after U.S. engineers produced a special coating that prevents any harm when batteries are swallowed. Of particular danger are the small, button-shaped batteries which are easily swallowed by children, causing thousands of injuries every year, occasionally fatal. The squeezed, the coating allows the…