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businessTesla Model S and Model 3 dominate the large, small and midsize US luxury car category

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The Tesla Model S had 6730 sales in the first quarter of 2018, which was more than the second and third place luxury car sales combined. The Tesla Model S was 34% of all luxury car sales in the USA. …

futureLarge amounts of high density MRAM data could enable pinhead size computers

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new research from the University of New Hampshire will make computers the size of a pinhead a reality sooner than once thought. Researchers outline their proposed combination which would allow for a more stable perpendicular anisotropic energy (PMA), the key …

batteriesSila Nanotechnologies Silicon anodes will improve lithium ion batteries by up to 40%

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Sila Nanotechnologies has silicon-dominant anode products that drop into existing battery manufacturing processes, replace graphite entirely, and deliver significantly higher energy density at the cell-level with lower swelling. Sila Nanotechnologies emerged from stealth mode last month, partnering with BMW to …

batteriesVanadium for batteries can be extracted from Canada’s oilsands and potentially double world production

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Vanadium is a largely obscure metal often used in making steel. It retains its hardness at high temperatures, so it’s ideal for making drill bits, engine turbines and other parts that generate heat. In the oilsands, Vanadium is one of …

africaThe Next Oil Boom Is About To Happen Here

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It’s one of the most unbelievable energy stories of the year. A Chinese oil company was sitting on what might be a major oil discovery – a 182-million-barrel probable reserve, with great potential to grow. They spent hundreds of millions …

gadgetWearable solar powered clothing coming in the early 2020s

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A group of Japanese researchers has developed a super-thin organic solar cell that can be heat-printed onto clothes just like a T-shirt design. The cells could be used to power portable devices and wearable tech, eliminating the need to carry …

energyThin film converts low grade waste heat to electricity at 19% of carnot efficiency

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Nearly 70 percent of the energy produced in the United States each year is wasted as heat. Much of that heat is less than 100 degrees Celsius and emanates from things like computers, cars or large industrial processes. Engineers at …

energyGeneral principles found to speed up the hunt for room temperature superconductors

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Scientists from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and Skoltech have demonstrated the high-temperature superconductivity of actinium hydrides and discovered a general principle for calculating the superconductivity of hydrides based on the periodic table alone. They have used a new …

chinaChina will double shale gas by 2020 to reach 5% of US level

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China’s shale gas production will likely reach 17 billion cubic meters (bcm) in 2020, nearly double the 2017 level, as local oil companies make big progress with drilling technology and cost-cutting, consultancy Wood Mackenzie said in a note on Tuesday. …

medicinePetawatt proton beams at Lawrence Livermore

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Nearly 20 years ago, researchers conducting experiments on Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL) Nova Petawatt laser system — the world’s first quadrillion-watt laser — discovered that when the system’s intense short-pulse laser beams struck a thin foil target, an unexpected …