Editor Blogs

September 2023
Going Circular for Sustainability
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­ There is some real momentum building in the electronics industry behind the idea of a circular economy. Waste happens at every point in the production of electronic devices, from the initial resource extraction, through production and end of life disposal. Extraction of resources is often very polluting an
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09/29/2023
Woman Tries to Become First Person to Circumnavigate the Globe in EV

Lexie Alford Tries to Become First Person to Circumnavigate the Globe in EV

­Adventurer and YouTuber Lexie Alford (“the youngest person to travel to all sovereign countries”) is trying to set a new record – the first person to circumnavigate the globe in an electric vehicle. Since the feat will be attempted with a new electric Ford Explorer, the American automaker has taken a pe
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09/25/2023
UK PM Puts Back ICE Vehicle Phase Out Date
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UK PM Puts Back ICE Vehicle Phase Out Date

  Recently, the UK’s PM Rishi Sunak, announced that he was rolling back on some of the UK’s commitments to cut carbon emissions. The biggest of these turnarounds was on the phase out of the sale of ICE vehicles, which was due to occur in 2030. This came as a major surprise, as it was only a few days
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09/21/2023
EVs and Hybrids Comprise Growing Percentage of Light Duty and Luxury Vehicle Sales

EVs and Hybrids Comprise Growing Percentage of Light Duty and Luxury Vehicle Sales

­Alternative energy vehicles are making up a greater and greater proportion of the global fleet, and numbers released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration paint a pretty rosy picture of EV and hybrid adoption and our electrified future. In 2Q 2023, hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and battery-electric vehicles comprise
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09/18/2023
Using Solar Power to Make New Fuels
Ariffin Mohamad Annuar

Carbon capture from air and its photoelectrochemical conversion into fuel with simultaneous waste plastic conversion into chemicals.

When we think of renewable energy, it’s mainly as a primary source of energy that we can use for heating, powering vehicles etc. However, there are also a growing number of applications that use renewable energy to create other energy sources. For example, green hydrogen is hydrogen manufactured by separating wa
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09/15/2023
Recycling Startup Addresses Battery E-waste Problem

Recycling Startup Addresses Battery E-waste Problem

­German recycling startup Cylib has made strides towards solving the electronics industry’s worst-kept secret – e-waste. The company has opened a pilot plant in Aachen, responsible for recycling 500 kilos of battery materials a day. Otherwise, and as America’s EPA points out, batteries contain metals
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09/11/2023
Even Your Biometrics Data is Vulnerable

Even Your Biometrics Data is Vulnerable

­Turns out absolutely nothing is un-hackable. We tend to think of biometrics data — fingerprints, facial scans, etc — as sacrosanct. Untouchable. As close to secure as humanly possible. After all, our fingerprints are unique to us. You can’t really “guess” biometrics data like you can your mom’s “pass
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09/04/2023

 

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