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Why Are the Batteries in Boeing's 787 Burning?

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Burned battery from a Boeing 787

The burned auxiliary power unit battery from a JAL Boeing 787 that caught fire on Jan. 7 at Boston's Logan International Airport.

Credit: National Transportation Safety Board via AP Photo

Boeing's 787 Dreamliner has not had a charmed birth. While some of its problems—a windshield crack, minor fuel leaks—can easily be dealt with, the issues that have arisen with the plane's batteries are much more serious.

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