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Sources:

Cell Phone
http://www.forbes.com/sites/shelbycarpenter/2016/09/16/government-official-recall-samsung-galaxy-note-7/#43ce57426e53
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jvchamary/2016/09/04/samsung-note7-battery/#71c2784c1eb2
http://www.samsung.com/us/note7recall/
http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Samsung-Recalls-Galaxy-Note7-Smartphones/
http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/everyday-tech/lithium-ion-battery.htm
http://www.livescience.com/50643-watch-lithium-battery-explode.html
http://batteryuniversity.com/learn/archive/understanding_lithium_ion
http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlehtml/2013/ra/c3ra45748f
http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlehtml/2013/ra/c3ra45748f
https://www.cnet.com/news/samsung-galaxy-note-7-explosion-battery-manufacturing-error/
http://engineering.mit.edu/ask/how-does-battery-work

Tardigrades
http://nature.com/articles/doi:10.1038/ncomms12808
http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20150313-the-toughest-animals-on-earth
http://tvblogs.nationalgeographic.com/2014/03/19/5-reasons-why-the-tardigrade-is-natures-toughest-animal/
http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/x-ray/basics/risks/prc-20009519
http://www.bowdish.ca/lab/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Culture-of-HEK-cells.pdf

Image Sources:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Samsung-Galaxy-Note-7-renders-1.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:NOAAseep_600CratersBrinePools.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cistern_spring_in_Yellowstone.jpg

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