Prediction that Tesla Will Reveal Version 1 Dry Cell Batteries in a Few Months

Tesla has battery cell manufacturing research at a “skunkworks lab” at Tesla’s Kato Road facility near its car plant in Fremont, California. Employees in Tesla’s battery R&D teams are now focused on designing and prototyping advanced lithium-ion battery cells, as well as new equipment and processes for higher volume battery production. Tesla will have an …

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Commonwealth Fusion Gets $50 Million in More Funding

Commonwealth Fusion Systems has raised another $50 million and most of the financing will go toward construction of the full-scale superconducting magnet technology Commonwealth Fusion uses to contain its reactions. They will build a far smaller tokamak fusion system using stronger superconducting magnets. The ultimate goal is to build a fusion reactor that can generate …

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What Quantum Supremacy Should Look Like if Google’s Neven if Correct

The current state of noisy qubit quantum computers is a bit difficult to assess. Superconducting quantum chips and ion trapped quantum computers are in the 16 qubit to 100 qubit range. Rigetti Computing is seeking an application that will give it a practical advantage over conventional computers. Other companies are pushing other metrics to gauge …

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