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businessTesla Gets 10% Tax Exemption in China

Tesla currently imports all of the cars it sells in China but plans to make the Model 3, its best-selling vehicle, at the new plant starting late this year. The company on Friday raised prices in China as trade tensions …

grapheneGraphene-lined Clothing Could Prevent Mosquito Bites

Graphene sheets can block the signals mosquitos use to identify a blood meal, potentially enabling a new chemical-free approach to mosquito bite prevention. Researchers showed that multilayer graphene can provide a two-fold defense against mosquito bites. The ultra-thin yet strong …

chinaTesla Shanghai Factory is Testing a Model Production Line

电池王 on Weibo has pictures of the inside of the Tesla Shanghai Gigafactory. The english translation of the Weibo account holder is Battery King. The picture are internal conditions of the Tesla China factory. If Tesla can reach just over …

internetMandalorian and Star Wars 9 Trailers

Disney D23 dropped new Mandalorian and Star Wars Rise of Skywalker trailers. They look pretty good. Star Wars 9 looks like it will have many changes. Changes were clearly needed to win back fans. It remains to be seen how …

chinaLinkspace of China Has Third Reusable Rocket Hop Test

LinkSpace, a chinese rocket launch startup, had its third reusable rocket hop test. Linkspace CEO Hu Zhenyu said on Weibo that the 1.5-metric-ton rocket reached an altitude of 300 meters during a 50-second flight before making a powered descent and …

nanometersQuantum Computer Building Block is 200 Times Faster

University of New South Wales (UNSW) Professor Michelle Simmons and her team have developed the fastest two-qubit gate between atoms suspended in silicon. A two-qubit gate is the central building block of any quantum computer – and the UNSW team’s …

dubaiElon Ten Kilometer Vacuum Hyperloop Tunnel and 35 Kilometer Saudi Hyperloop Test Track

Elon Musk tweeted that a 10-kilometer hyperloop track with a full vacuum tunnel and a curve will be built. It will be built by The Boring Company with SpaceX. They currently have a 1.6 km (1 mi) track. Elon Musk …

chinaChina’s Provincial GDP for 2018

China’s National Bureau of Statistics has released GDP for each province for 2018. The provinces that are as rich as Guangdong and above the World Bank per capita $12,055 GNI per capita level to count as high income. The World …

artificial intelligenceEconomic Growth and AI Progress Depends on Better Hardware

Improved computer performance has been driving the boom in deep learning and artificial intelligence. 50% of the productivity growth for the world for the past 40 years in the US and the world came from the massive improvements in computer …

artificial intelligenceAI Chips for Self Driving Cars Will a Be $10 Billion Market by 2024

Wave Computing AI-enabled MIPS chips will support 80% of the self-driving and advanced driver assisted systems. The Automotive Artificial Intelligence Market is expected to reach over $10 Billion by 2024 with a CAGR of over 35 percent. Wave has a …