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batteriesTesla After Model Y and the China Factory Start

Tesla appears to have 100,000 sales in the third quarter of 2019 and the fourth quarter should see up to 20,000 cars from the Shanghai Gigafactory. The Shanghai Gigafactory could add 150,000 to 250,000 cars in 2020. Tesla could produce …

governmentOver $30 Billion and 33 Years to Turn Space Shuttle Components into a Super Heavy Lift Rocket

In August, 2019, SLS (Space Launch System) managers for Boeing and Northrop Grumman gave that timeline at an aerospace industry forum. Boeing is in charge of assembling the rocket’s core stage, and Northrop Grumman is building the big solid-rocket boosters …

brainGel-free Noninvasive Brain Computer Interfaces Is More Convenient for Your Hair

Brain–computer interfaces (BCIs) enable direct and near-instant communication between the brain and electronic devices. One of the biggest remaining challenges is to develop an effective noninvasive BCI that allows the recording electrodes to avoid hair on human skin without the …

artificial intelligenceGoogle Quantum Supremacy Problem Involved Random Number Sampling

An important milestone for quantum computers seems to have been reached with Google using a quantum computer to solve a problem 1 billion times faster than the fastest supercomputer in the world. This could be the beginning of quantum supremacy. …

MarsMars Direct 2.0 Using SpaceX Starship

Dr. Robert Zubrin presented his latest ideas on the Mars Direct plan -a plan to get human beings to the red planet within a decade. From the annual International Space Development Conference organized by the National Space Society and held …

batteriesAmazon Orders 100,000 Rivian Electric Vans With Delivery Starting By 2021

Rivian is a startup making electric SUVs and electric trucks. Amazon has ordered100,000 electric delivery vans from Rivian. Rivian said it will design, build and service a new electric van exclusively for Amazon. These will be dedicated electric delivery van …

climate changeBoosting Plants to Close the CO2 Absorption Gap

Terrestrial plants (land based plants) are removing about 29 percent of our emissions that would otherwise contribute to growth of the atmospheric CO2 concentration. What Lucas Cernusak, ecoyphysiologist from James Cook University in Australia, model analysis showed is that the …