Dave Howell

In this Sept. 8, 2016 photo, a Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note 7 smartphone is displayed at the headquarters of South Korean mobile carrier KT in Seoul, South Korea. Samsung Electronics recommended South Korean customers to stop using the new Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, which the company is recalling worldwide after several dozen of them caught fire. The South Korean technology giant in a statement on its website Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, advised local users to visit the company's service centers to receive rental phones for temporary use. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Multiple agencies looking into advancing battery technology

The Defense, State, and Energy Departments have launched a consortium. They want to work together to help advance battery technology.

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