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Factbox: Lithium manganese battery in focus in Boeing probe

(Reuters) - Investigators searching for the cause of a fire on a Boeing Co <BA.N> Dreamliner in London last week are looking at the battery in an emergency locator transmitter built by Honeywell International Inc <HON.N>, a source familiar with the probe told Reuters on Monday. Full story

How Water Could Help Make Better Batteries

Water could be the key to producing a cheaper, more environmentally friendly and less dangerous way of making the lithium-ion batteries that power so many everyday gadgets, researchers say. Full story

Boeing says may apply tighter test criteria for new technologies

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior Boeing Co executive on Tuesday said his company may apply tighter test criteria for new technologies to be used on new aircraft after problems with lithium ion batteries that have grounded the entire fleet of 787 Dreamliners. Full story

Analysis: Rethinking the lithium-ion battery revolution over cost, safety

TROY, Michigan (Reuters) - For nearly two years, a team of former Chevrolet Volt and Toyota Prius engineers has been working on the next big thing in electric cars: the latest version of the 154-year-old lead-acid battery. Full story

Airbus CEO Reveals New Flight Plan

   CNBC's Phil LeBeau talks with Fabrice Bregier, CEO of Airbus, about building a new plant in Alabama, hiring, and the decision not to use lithium-ion batteries in its new A350 jets.

BionicOpter dragonfly drone flutters about, blows minds

Festo isn't quite the household name that Boston Dynamics is. (And, really, we're not entirely sure Big Dog is a regular topic of conversation at dinner tables yet.) But, it certainly deserves just as much attention for the work they're doing with robotics. After crafting a machine last year that s Full story

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Tiny "fibers" may have played role in 787 battery failure, NTSB says

Airbus says it has a "Plan B" for A350 jet batteries

Tesla CEO extends help to Boeing on battery issue

Toyota, BMW to research lithium-air battery

U.S. Senate to examine FAA approval of Dreamliner battery

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  Today's Headlines: AirBus Batteries & Europe's Future

Airbus drops lithium ion batteries; Blackstone redeems some investor capital from SAC; CalSTRS will oppose dual chairman/CEO role at Disney, and other headlines, with Martin Sorrell, CEO, WPP. CNBC's Joe Kernen & Becky Quick. And a look at the European...

  787 Investigation Continues

CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the NTSB has not yet determined what caused the short circuiting in one of the cells in the 787's lithium ion battery.

  NTSB's Update on Dreamliner's Lithium Ion Battery

The National Transportation Safety Board Chair Deborah Hersman provides an update on the Dreamliner's investigation.

  Are Lithium-ion Batteries Too Dangerous?

Craig Timberg, Washington Post reporter, discusses whether there is too much risk associated with lithium-ion batteries.

  Boeing Defends 787

Boeing defends use of lithium ion batteries on Dreamliner jets, with CNBC's Phil LeBeau. Mary Schiavo, aviation attorney, weighs in.

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EVERETT, WASHINGTON - MARCH 25: A LOT Polish Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner, with a redesigned lithium ion battery, prepares to take off during a test flight March 25, 2012 at Paine Field in Everett, Washington. The 787 has been grounded since January after problems with the lithium ion battery.

Sony's lithium-ion battery for its Vaio laptops is seen during a photo opportunity at its showroom in Tokyo
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Sony's lithium-ion battery for its Vaio laptops is seen during a photo opportunity at its showroom in Tokyo November 28, 2012. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (JAPAN - Tags: BUSINESS SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY ENERGY)

Hersman briefs reporters on the NTSB's ongoing investigative work being done on the malfunctioning JAL Boeing 787 lithium ion battery at their labs in Washington
Hersman briefs reporters on the NTSB's ongoing investigative work being done on the malfunctioning JAL Boeing 787 lithium ion battery at their labs in Washington

National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Deborah A. P. Hersman briefs reporters on the NTSB's ongoing investigative work being done on the malfunctioning JAL Boeing 787 lithium ion battery at their labs in Washington, January 24, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst