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Sep 23, 2020

Here’s how many Cybertrucks Tesla expects to build in Texas

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, sustainability, transportation

Elon Musk said the company has “stopped counting” orders for the electric pickup.

Sep 23, 2020

Tesla & SpaceX CEO Elon Musk Honored with The Axel Springer Award: “Great Visions & the Indomitable Will to Achieve Them”

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, space travel, sustainability

Featured image: Axel Springer

With his inventive and innovative spirit, Elon Musk has revolutionized several industries, from electric vehicles and batteries to space travel. This year’s Axel Springer Award goes to Elon Musk.

The Axel Springer Prize is awarded annually to outstanding individuals who are extremely innovative, create new markets and change old markets, shape culture and value social responsibility. Musk will accept the award on December 1, 2020, at Axel Springer’s headquarters in Berlin. The theme of the evening is “An Evening for Elon Musk — Mission to Mars.”

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Sep 23, 2020

Tesla’s Elon Musk said a $25,000 electric car with next-gen battery in the works

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This could make electric cars as affordable as combustion engine vehicles.


Tesla says it can dramatically reduce the price for electric cars. Tesla CEO Elon Musk made the announcement during the company’s “Battery Day” for investors.

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Sep 22, 2020

BYD Enters The Finnish EV Bus Market Starting With Over 100 Buses

Posted by in categories: sustainability, transportation

BYD has announced a huge success in Finland, where it won the country’s largest order for electric buses, a total of 106 vehicles.

The order was placed by BYD’s recurring Scandinavian customer — Nobina — which purchased:

Sep 22, 2020

Elon Musk Updates Tesla Giga Texas Plan: “Internal Semi Truck Roads Inside A Giant Monolithic Building”

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, sustainability, transportation

Featured image: @Carroll__Burns/Twitter

At the Q2 2020 Earnings Call, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced the location of the new factory. The Gigafactory for the production of the Semi, Cybertruck, Model Y, and Model 3 will be built in Austin, Texas and will be Tesla’s largest factory yet.

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Sep 21, 2020

Carbon nanotubes developed for super efficient desalination

Posted by in categories: nanotechnology, sustainability

Membrane separations have become critical to human existence, with no better example than water purification. As water scarcity becomes more common and communities start running out of cheap available water, they need to supplement their supplies with desalinated water from seawater and brackish water sources.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have created (CNT) pores that are so efficient at removing salt from water that they are comparable to commercial desalination membranes. These tiny pores are just 0.8 nanometers (nm) in diameter. In comparison, a human hair is 60,000 nm across. The research appears on the cover of the Sept. 18 issue of the journal Science Advances.

The dominant technology for removing salt from water, , uses thin-film composite (TFC) membranes to separate water from the ions present in saline feed streams. However, some fundamental performance issues remain. For example, TFC membranes are constrained by the permeability-selectivity trade-offs and often have insufficient rejection of some ions and trace micropollutants, requiring additional purification stages that increase the energy and cost.

Sep 21, 2020

Water purifier sucks salt out of water like a mangrove tree

Posted by in category: sustainability

A new device that takes salt out of water gets its inspiration from the subtropical mangrove tree.


The device up close. (Credit: Yale)

In addition to offering a better understanding of plants’ plumbing systems, it could lead to new desalination technologies, the researchers say.

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Sep 21, 2020

New graphene battery can be charged in just 15 seconds!

Posted by in categories: sustainability, transportation

A new type of battery has been developed that could revolutionise electric vehicle use with a recharge time of just 15 seconds.

Sep 21, 2020

If you like electric cars, or motorcycles (or both!), stop what you’re doing and watch Long Way Up

Posted by in categories: sustainability, transportation

Just in case you haven’t heard, Long Way Up is the third installment in Ewan McGregor’s and Charlie Boorman’s trilogy of long-distance motorcycle adventure rides.

What makes this one so special, though, is that the duo set out on a pair of Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycles, attempting to cover 15,000 miles (25,000 km) of incredibly remote terrain from the southern tip of Argentina all the way to Los Angeles.

[Author’s Note: There are no major spoilers here; you’re safe to keep reading.].

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Sep 19, 2020

The End of Hunger Part 1: Vertical Farming

Posted by in categories: business, food, sustainability

World hunger is a persistent problem despite all of humanity’s progress in recent years. However, I believe that we have a real shot at defeating world hunger with one of humanity’s newer innovations: vertical farms.

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