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Deadly Lithium Battery Fires Spur House to Pass Safety Rules

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation that would strengthen safety standards applicable to rechargeable lithium-ion batteries.

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto Aims to Strengthen Science Funding

When Enrique Peña Nieto was sworn in as Mexican president last December, he promised to boost Mexico’s science and technology infrastructure. One year later, the Mexican Congress approved a 20% rise in the 2014 budget of the National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT) in Mexico City.

Investigation Opened to Look Into Tesla Fires

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation to review two batteries fires in Tesla Motors Model S sedans. There have been three reports of fires in six weeks that have prompted concerns about safety of the electric cars.

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