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electric carsTesla Has Best First Quarter Ever Despite Coronavirus Shutdowns

Tesla produced almost 103,000 vehicles and delivered approximately 88,400 vehicles. This is Tesla’s best ever first-quarter performance. Model Y production started in January and deliveries began in March, significantly ahead of schedule. The Shanghai factory continued to achieve record levels …

energyOil Demand Dropped 25% and Could Go to Half

Oil prices have dropped to $20 per barrel and that is for the most expensive oil. There is cheaper oil at $10 per barrel. Oil demand has dropped 25% as no one is driving. Companies like Whiting Petroleum are filing …

batteriesTesla Shanghai Production for the Rest of 2020

Tesla Shanghai factory experts and key investors exchanged conference calls and the production level information from the call from Shengang Securities was obtained by Ranjing Finance, on March 1, 2020. Current production capacity of the first phase of the Tesla …

energyWonderful Youtube Series : Freeman Dyson Talks Physics and Geniuses

There is a wonderful 157 part series of short 3 minute or so videos of a few hours of interviews of Freeman Dyson. Dyson talks about his interactions with the giants in physics and science. You get a sense of …

energyUpdate on Copenhagen Atomics Molten Salt Fission From CTO

Aslak Stubsgaard, CTO of Copenhagen Atomics provided an update to Nextbigfuture on their development of a Molten Salt nuclear fission reactor. They are a molten salt reactor company developing a 100MW(th) thorium molten salt reactors with an initial load plutonium …

batteryNew Expansion of Tesla Shanghai Gigafactory Should More Than Double Production

The piling and foundation work of the new phase of the Tesla Shanghai Gigafactory is expected to be completed this month. It appears to be larger than the first phase of the Shanghai Gigafactory which had 150,000 cars per year …

astronomyD-Star Hexaquark Candidate for Dark Matter

Nuclear physicists at the University of York are putting forward a new candidate for dark matter – a particle they recently discovered called the d-star hexaquark. Up to 80% of the Universe could be dark matter, but despite many decades …

energyAdvanced Nuclear Reactor News

1. Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) are working together on a small modular reactor – at TVA’s Clinch River site near Oak Ridge, Tennessee. TVA has yet to decide whether to actually construct such …

energyDyson Sphere Concept Creator and Project Orion Co-Lead Has Died

https://www.npr.org/2020/02/28/810433230/physicist-and-iconoclastic-thinker-freeman-dyson-dies-at-96″>Freeman Dyson has died at the age of 96. In 1958, the Project Orion Pulsed Nuclear Propulsion Rocket was started and was led by Ted Taylor at General Atomics and physicist Freeman Dyson. Freeman took a year away from the …

chinaChina Will Surpass France in Nuclear Power Generation This Year

China’s nuclear electricity generation rose by 18.1% last year, to 348 TWh, which is up from 286 TWh in 2018 based on China’s National Energy Administration data. Nuclear’s share of total electricity production was 4.88% last year, up from 4.22%. …