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Dec 11, 2023

This smartphone challenges the industry with its focus on sustainability

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Fairphone promises five Android version upgrades and at least eight years of security updates to achieve a total lifespan of a decade. Whether its performance will remain adequate for all users’ needs throughout that time remains to be seen.

What the industry can learn

In a world dominated by disposable electronics, the Fairphone 5 stands out. The Fairphone 5 offers a different excitement – the thrill of a phone built to last. With its modular design, long-term software support, and commitment to sustainability, the Fairphone 5 is a game-changer for anyone who wants a smartphone that’s both good for their pocket and the planet. While the EU is pushing for a removable battery for all smartphones by 2027, making USB-C already a standard, more needs to be done.

Dec 11, 2023

This battery system offers sustainable and long duration energy storage

Posted by in categories: energy, sustainability

Flow battery charges using solar or wind power, converting salt to safe electrolytes, which can be easily reversed for green power when needed.

Norwegian power heavyweight supports Aquabattery, a startup pioneering an innovative long-duration energy system.

Dec 10, 2023

Tesla’s Cybertruck Safety Concerns and Legacy Automakers’ Struggle in EV Market

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Tesla’s Cybertruck is likely to succeed and has high demand, causing legacy automakers to struggle to keep up with Tesla in the electric vehicle market.

Questions to inspire discussion.

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Dec 9, 2023

2022 Tesla Model S Plaid First Test: 0–60 MPH in 1.98 Seconds*!

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Perfect for the holiday season.

*Under very specific conditions dictated by Tesla, that is.

Dec 8, 2023

Clean Drinking Water From Thin Air? Scientist’s Breakthrough Revolutionises Access to Pure Water

Posted by in categories: innovation, sustainability

SOURCE, a US-based company founded by Dr. Cody Friesen, is making waves in the renewable energy sector. They have innovated the one-of-a-kind Hydropanel which is a sustainable water technology that uses the power of the sun to extract an clean drinking water from the air.

This article has been sponsored by SOURCE

“But what if clean water could be conjured from thin air, materialising from nothingness to fill glasses, water dispensers, and reservoirs as pure magic? It’s not mission impossible; it’s science — and it could very well become a not-so-distant reality.”

Dec 8, 2023

Road Salts and Environmental Consequences: A Global Perspective

Posted by in categories: engineering, sustainability, transportation

Are humans disrupting the Earth’s salt cycle through deicing roads and other salt activities? This is what a recent study published in Nature Reviews Earth & Environment hopes to address as a team of researchers led by the University of Maryland examine the environmental impact of salting roads as a safety measure from freezing temperatures, resulting in increased levels of salt throughout the environment, including the air, soil, and water, thus disrupting the Earth’s natural salt cycle. While the Earth’s natural salt cycle is a process that occurs over vast periods of geologic time, human activities are increasing this cycle in alarming ways.

Salts being used as deicing agents are common across the United States during the winter, with more than 44 billion pounds of deicing agent used annually. In fact, between 2013–17, road salts accounted for 44 percent of the salt use in the United States, which accounts for 13.9 percent of total dissolved solids that make their way into streams and waterways across the nation.

“This is a slow-moving train wreck,” said Dr. Megan Rippy, who is an assistant professor in civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Tech and a co-author on the study. “It’s playing out so slowly that it’s easy to overlook that our streams, lakes, and drinking water resources are becoming progressively saltier.”

Dec 8, 2023

This company can convert your fuel car into an EV — in just a day

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E-Revolt cuts conversion time from weeks to just a day.

Converting a fuel-run car to a fully electric car in 24 hours sounds unbelievable, but that’s what German startup e-Revolt claims it can do.

Normally this conversion process takes weeks, but e-Revolt’s battery design and workflow are revolutionizing this landscape.

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Dec 8, 2023

Tesla Unveils $120K Cybertruck Foundation Edition with Advanced Features

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Tesla has introduced new features for the Cybertruck, including the ability to detect speed and red light cameras, a 360° live camera feature, and innovative technology that will shape the future of electric vehicles.

Questions to inspire discussion.

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Dec 7, 2023

Ford confirms it received Elon Musk’s “How to Design a 48-Volt Vehicle” pamphlet

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When motoring content firm Hagerty published its video review of the Tesla Cybertruck, automotive journalist Jason Cammisa lightly noted that Tesla had sent other auto CEOs a pamphlet called “How to Design a 48-Volt Vehicle.” Cammisa seemed like he was joking in the video, so his comments were mostly taken in stride by the electric vehicle community.

But as per a recent comment from Ford CEO Jim Farley, it appears that Tesla really did send out a “How to Design a 48-Volt Vehicle” guide to other auto CEOs. In a post on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, Farley noted that Tesla was definitely not joking, as Ford had received the document.

Farley also remarked that Ford had received the pamphlet on December 5, 2023. The Ford CEO actually seemed like he appreciated the document, as he thanked Elon Musk and stated that the guide would be “great for the industry.” Elon Musk, for his part, seemed to appreciate the Ford CEO’s reaction to the 48V guide. In a response on X, Musk simply noted, “You’re welcome.”

Dec 7, 2023

The batteries made from wood

Posted by in categories: computing, sustainability, transportation

face_with_colon_three Plants are basically an unlimited resource for batteries which can even make graphene microchips and graphene batteries.

As demand for electric vehicles soars, scientists are searching for materials to make sustainable batteries. Lignin, from waste paper pulp, is shaping up to be a strong contender.

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