This post was originally published on The Verge on August 13th, 2018 by The Verge's Science Reporter, Angela Chen.
Sometimes batteries explode. The footage is frightening, but scientists and startups have long been working to build a safer battery. They’re tinkering with the design and testing new materials in hopes of solving the problem once and for all. But every approach seems to come with a catch, and the most practical solution, for now, might be the most boring one.