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Nov 27, 2023

This beautiful design is probably the future of electric motorcycles

Posted by in categories: sustainability, transportation

Transparent panels showing off the inner workings on a motorcycle?

Gurmukh Bhasin.

Gurmukh Bhasin has introduced a game-changer that turns heads and sparks conversations. The CR-Dos — Ghost, a concept electric motorcycle, has taken the spotlight with its unique blend of transparency and cutting-edge design.

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Nov 27, 2023

Tesla exec shares Cybertruck first delivery event details

Posted by in categories: sustainability, transportation

Tesla Investor Relations (IR) Head Martin Viecha has provided some key details about the upcoming Cybertruck first delivery event, which is scheduled to be held at Gigafactory Texas this Thursday, November 30, 2023. Contrary to other Tesla events like the Cyber Rodeo, the Cybertruck’s first deliveries will be starting notably earlier.

As noted by Martin Viecha, the Tesla Cybertruck delivery event will be starting at 1 p.m. CT (11 a.m. PST). Expectations are high that Tesla will be live-streaming the event, though the executive has not provided information about when the livestream for the occasion will go live.

“The Cybertruck delivery event starts at around 1 p.m. CT on Thursday, in case someone’s unsure. I’ve noticed that few people thought it’s an evening event,” Viecha clarified on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter.

Nov 26, 2023

New design for a rechargeable hydrogen-chlorine battery in a wide temperature range

Posted by in categories: chemistry, sustainability

A research team led by Prof. Chen Wei from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) designed a rechargeable hydrogen-chlorine (H2-Cl2) battery that can operate in temperatures ranging from −70°C to 40°C. The study was published in Journal of the American Chemical Society as the cover article.

Hydrogen fuel cells are a promising technology valuable for their sustainability and the abundance of hydrogen, among which H2-Cl2 fuel cells stand out due to fast electrochemical kinetics, high redox potential and high specific capacity of Cl2/Cl- redox couple. However, the volatile chlorine gas cannot be retained during the charging process, resulting in poor Coulombic efficiency (CE) and reversibility. There is an urgent need to develop aqueous chlorine batteries with and applicability at different temperatures.

The research team first discovered that due to the lack of binding sites with strong affinity to Cl2, traditional adsorptive cathodes have difficulty immobilizing Cl2, causing low reversibility. To tackle this problem, the team designed a hierarchically porous carbon composed of highly micro-/mesoporous carbon (HPC) and macroporous carbon felt (CF), effectively confining the Cl2 on the cathode and improving the reversibility.

Nov 26, 2023

The Fermi Paradox Compendium of Solutions & Terms

Posted by in categories: asteroid/comet impacts, existential risks, information science, media & arts, neuroscience, singularity, sustainability, time travel, virtual reality

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Nov 26, 2023

Utility Personal Transporter is set to be the smartphone of EVs

Posted by in categories: media & arts, mobile phones, sustainability, transportation

Remember back before smartphones existed, when you had to buy a separate cell phone, camera, music player, calculator and calendar? Well, the Utility Personal Transporter may one day do for electric vehicles what smartphones did for gadgets.

Currently in functional prototype form, the Utility Personal Transporter (UPT) is being developed by Canadian electric mobility company Envo Drive Systems. In a nutshell, it’s a four-wheel-drive electric platform that can be adapted to serve multiple purposes.

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Nov 25, 2023

A new approach to create fast-charging lithium-ion batteries with a graphite-based anode

Posted by in categories: energy, sustainability, transportation

In recent years, engineers and material scientists have been trying to create increasingly advanced battery technologies that are charged faster, last longer, and can store more energy. These batteries will ultimately play a crucial role in the advancement of the electronics and energy sector, powering the wide range of portable devices on the market, as well as electric vehicles.

Lithium-ion batteries (LiBs) are currently the most widespread batteries worldwide, powering most electronics we use every day. Identifying scalable methods to increase the speed at which these batteries charge is thus one of the primary goals in the energy field, as it would not require switching to entirely new battery compositions.

Researchers at Huazhong University of Technology in China recently introduced a new strategy to develop fast-charging LiBs containing a graphite-based material. Their proposed battery design, outlined in a paper published in Nature Energy, was found to successfully speed up the charging time of LiBs, while also allowing them to retain much of their capacity even after they are charged thousands of times.

Nov 25, 2023

UK’s unique heat-capturing glass tubes are keeping US fishermen warm

Posted by in categories: food, solar power, sustainability

Heating and cooling needs account for 50 percent of energy demand and using the Sun’s heat directly is an effective to curb fossil fuel requirements.

Naked Energy, a UK-based solar energy startup, has a different way of tapping into the renewable source. Its approach can be classified as a solar thermal energy system which utilizes the heat from the Sun and uses it directly for heating applications instead of trying to store it in a battery.

The rapid rise of solar as a source of energy has been fueled by the declining pricing of photovoltaic (PV) cells. This approach is easy to scale and has helped set up massive solar energy farms in different parts of the world. However, the solution needs large investments in energy storage.

Nov 25, 2023

Chinese firm installs world’s biggest wind turbine in ‘record’ 24 hours

Posted by in categories: energy, food, sustainability

Faster installations could reduce construction costs as well as bring farms online faster, both big wins for the wind industry.


Wind turbines are critical tools in our drive to generate electricity using renewable energy sources. The advent of offshore installations has ushered in the possibility of building larger turbines that can harness greater energy in a single sweep.

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Nov 25, 2023

Tesla is planning a 24-hour diner and drive-in theater. Check out the latest image

Posted by in categories: sustainability, transportation

Last year, Tesla submitted plans to the city of Los Angeles for a charging station equipped with a 24-hour diner and drive-in theater. The electric-car maker plans to build the luxury supercharger station at 7,001 West Santa Monica Boulevard in Hollywood, according to Bloomberg.

Tesla began construction on the project in September, Forbes reported. Musk also provided more details on the project in August after the company’s plans were reportedly approved by the city.

“Our Tesla futuristic diner (Grease meets The Jetsons with Supercharging) in LA should be ready later this year,” Musk wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter.

Nov 24, 2023

Tesla Model 3 ‘Highland’ Named ‘Best Car You Can Buy’ In Norway

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That’s high praise in a country where EVs rule the market. With this being said, the Model 3 is still not perfect.

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