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January 2018
New Formula E Race Cars Have Double the Electric Range
Formula E

The Gen2 Formula E race car, with double the electric range.

Advanced battery technology will make the Formula E racing series more conducive to a spectator sport – increased energy storage capacity will eliminate the customary midrace car swap. We covered
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01/31/2018
Automakers Fund Study That Exposed Monkeys to Diesel Fumes

A Cynomolgus Macaque Monkey, the sort used in the experiments.

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01/30/2018
Jury: Chinese Firm Conspired to Steal Renewable Energy Secrets from US
China might be the king of renewable energy, but they’re not above gaining an edge through good old-fashioned espionage. Beijing-based Sinovel was recently found guilty of stealing trade secrets
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01/25/2018

DOE Announces Contest to
US solar is lagging behind the rest of the world, and the Department of Energy wants to rectify that. The DOE announced a $3 million purse for “The American Made Solar Prize”
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01/24/2018
Trump Mulls Tariffs That Could Eviscerate Solar Panel Installers
One of the fastest-growing industries in the US is bracing for the ill effects of a prospective tariff from the Trump administration. If you’ve ever been home during
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01/23/2018
AirSpaceX Unveils Autonomous Air Taxi

AirSpaceX's MOBi-ONE, an autonomous, electric VTOL air taxi.

It looks like air taxi services will soon ... take off (I’m here all day). AirSpaceX has shown off a sub-scale model of its MOBi-ONE, an
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01/19/2018
Apple's CEO Admits to PR Blunder With Battery SNAFU

Apple CEO Tim Cook

Apple’s CEO knows they committed a major faux pas, and he’s penitent … sort of. My colleague from across the pond, Ally Winning, previously reported that Apple admitted to intentionally slowing down
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01/18/2018
Almost every day there seems to be a discussion in the press about automation, AI, the IoT and the effect it will have on employment. Today, a press release arrived in my inbox about a survey entitled, "The Potential Consequences of a Highly Automated Construction Industry," that concluded that increasing
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01/18/2018
Ferrari Wants to Develop
Green is definitely the new black. And while most of us settle for smart cars and Priuses, some of the more affluent eco-warriors want a pricier symbol of environmental awareness – like a Ferrari. Because what’s more eco-friendly than a car that costs more than most houses? Fiat Chrysler
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01/17/2018
It's Electric for Ford with $11 Billion EV Investment by 2022

The one. The only ...

Ford is going all-in on electric vehicles. At the Detroit Auto Show, the company announced a $11 billion investment in EVs by 2022, with at least 40 hybrid and all-electric vehicles by the
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01/15/2018
Since Christmas there’s no argument about what the biggest story in tech has been. Two serious security vulnerabilities were found that affected the vast majority of CPUs in the market today. “Spectre” affected chips made by Intel, AMD and ARM, and Meltdown affected mainly Intel-made chips, with one or
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01/12/2018
CES 2018: Intel Announces 49-Qubit Quantum Chip
Intel has brought quantum computing – still largely theoretical – much closer to reality. At CES 2018, the venerable chip maker announced a 49-qubit quantum chip. If
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01/11/2018
Bombshell: Powermat Dumps the Power Matters Alliance for Qi

A TEKMAX Qi Wireless Charging Pad.

Powermat just dropped an atomic bomb – the wireless charging provider has jumped ship from the Power Matters Alliance to its sworn enemy, the Wireless Power Consortium
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01/09/2018

No, you didn’t read that wrong – turns out the Cupertino giant never bothered trademarking the moniker of their late CEO, the irascible Steve Jobs. And a pair of Italian brothers have swooped
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01/02/2018

 



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