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Nov 6, 2020

Tesla (TSLA) receives massive new order of Tesla Semi electric trucks — biggest yet?

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Tesla (TSLA) has received a massive new order of Tesla Semi electric trucks from a truck-leasing company.

It might be its biggest order for the Tesla Semi program yet.

When Tesla launched the Tesla Semi in 2017, the automaker used the same reservation model that made it successful with passenger electric vehicles.

Nov 5, 2020

Making the First Martians: Living on the Red Planet

Posted by in categories: alien life, habitats, sustainability

There are many options for living on Mars. 3D-printed ice habitats around the poles, building underground, etc. The technology is finally here.

This is part of the reason why the surface is so cold, ranging from −143 in the polar regions during winter and 35 °C (−226 to 95 °F) near the equator during midday in the summer. But because the air is so thin, a person standing on Mars (in the summer and at noon) would experience extreme cold anywhere above their ankles.

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Nov 5, 2020

Audi Electromagnetic Hover Car Concept Design

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Circa 2015

Audi may just be reaching the point of producing electric vehicles, but an Ohio-based industrial designer has an idea for where they should go after mastering that craft.

Kevin Clarridge of Columbus, Ohio, has shared a few sketches of his design for a wheel-free Audi sedan straight out of the 22nd century. A post to his Facebook page Oct. 8 shared a few images, while his Behance profile shows a few more color options for this concept.

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Nov 4, 2020

Reaching for the Moon, Mars and beyond: This is how space exploration can benefit all

Posted by in categories: economics, space, sustainability

The secrets of the solar system can drive economic return for all.

The launch of NASA’s fifth Mars rover marks a new milestone in the era of space exploration. It puts focus on the need for greater collaboration, equity and inclusion among international partners to ensure the sustainable, peaceful and fair use of resources. Guidelines for interacting and norms of behaviour are as essential to ensure success in space as on Earth.

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Nov 4, 2020

Here’s a new $32,000 electric camper and we are highly skeptical

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A new $32,000 electric camper is getting some hype this week, but we are highly skeptical about the vehicle. Is it a scam?

Electric Brands, a Germany-based startup, has been taking reservations and investments for what it calls the eBussy, a modular electric vehicle platform that can be configured in different vehicles, including an electric camper.

Several media outlets have been reporting on the project this week, resulting in thousands of reservations for the vehicle.

Nov 4, 2020

Kandi’s small electric car to cost $7,999 in California

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Chinese electric startup Kandi announces that its small K27 electric car has been approved for California roads and it is going to cost only $7,999 in the state after incentives.

Several Chinese automakers are currently looking to expand outside of China, and that’s especially true of electric vehicle makers.

Even foreign automakers, like Volvo and BMW, are now producing electric vehicles in China and exporting them globally. The Chinese-made Polestar 2 is due later this year. BMW is also looking at bringing Chinese made EVs to the US.

Nov 4, 2020

BMW launches iX3 electric SUV [Gallery]

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BMW is launching the iX3 electric SUV in Europe with the vehicle arriving at dealerships from China.

Here we share a close look photo gallery of the new electric vehicle.

When unveiling the BMW iX3 concept vehicle in 2018, the German automaker said that it’s going to be the first electric vehicle based on its fifth-generation electric powertrain technology, which is designed to enable longer electric range.

Nov 1, 2020

Cups made from orange peels

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, sustainability

Biodegradable to serve orange juice.

I think this is an epic example of “nothing goes to waste”. 😃

Vishal Mehta

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Oct 30, 2020

Flash graphene rocks strategy for plastic waste

Posted by in categories: chemistry, sustainability

Plastic waste comes back in black as pristine graphene, thanks to ACDC.

That’s what Rice University scientists call the process they employed to make efficient use of waste that would otherwise add to the planet’s environmental woes. In this instance, the lab of Rice chemist James Tour modified its method to make flash graphene to enhance it for recycling plastic into graphene.

The lab’s study appears in the American Chemical Society journal ACS Nano.

Oct 30, 2020

This Guy Is Creating Actual Diamonds From Reclaimed CO2

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The resulting diamond is identical to one pulled out of the ground — and Vince says Ecotricity is already capable of making about 200 carats every month.

“Making diamonds from nothing more than the sky, from the air we breathe — is a magical, evocative idea — it’s modern alchemy,” Vince told The Guardian. “We don’t need to mine the earth to have diamonds, we can mine the sky.”

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