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Move Over, Lithium: Magnesium-ion Batteries Could Soon Be the Norm

Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries are the power source of choice for computers, smart phones and other mainstays of modern life. However, the battery landscape could change in the near future given recent developments in magnesium battery technology.

How Magnesium Alloys are Making Planes Lighter

Given that they're incredibly lightweight, it makes sense to use magnesium alloys for weight reduction in airplane construction. But magnesium also has a reputation for being highly flammable, and as such has been expressly forbidden for use in airplane interiors in the past.