CATL and Other Battery Makers Race to Stay Ahead of Tesla Batteries

CATL is the largest lithium-ion battery supplier in the world and they plan to increase production by four times to 263 GWh in 2023. CATL Chairman Zeng Yuqun said global lithium battery market demand will increase significantly starting in 2021. Zeng said growth of capacity in the entire industry chain is relatively slow, and effective …

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New 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 of capacity. The outer wall will be capped in June, and trial production can basically …

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Solid-State Quantum Battery

Quantum batteries should have faster charging time due to the quantum entanglement among the units. The units are all coupled to a common quantized electromagnetic mode, and photons from the energy source mediate a long-range interaction between units, generating entanglement among them. The enhancement increases as the number of units increases (specifically, when a quantum …

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London Fog of 1952 that killed 12000 and had an especially deadly combination of larger sulfate particles and nitrogen dioxide

The Great Smog, which blanketed London for five days in December 1952, is estimated by some experts to have killed more than 12,000 people and hospitalized 150,000. Thousands of animals also died. “People have known that sulfate was a big contributor to the fog, and sulfuric acid particles were formed from sulfur dioxide released by …

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South Korea debating making a nuclear submarine in response to North Korea’s submarine launched nuclear missile

South Korea has renewed calls to deploy nuclear-powered submarines on the battlefront, refueling debate about using the advanced weapons against North Korean ballistic missile threats. The communist state marked its first successful firing of a submarine-launched ballistic missile last week, undermining South Korea’s resolve to neutralize threats via land-based missile defense systems. “The SLBM launch …

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RB2015: Development Of Progenitor Cells for Spinal Cord Injury

Continuing the Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases track in the Rejuvenation Biotechnology Conference, Jane Lebkowski, President of R&D, Asterias Biotherapeutics Inc. discussed her group’s work on the development of pluripotent stem cell derived oligodendrocyte progenitor cells for the treatment of spinal cord injury. There are a myriad of after effects of spinal cord injury, including loss of …

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Tesla Motors will raise $500 million to accelerate gigafactory batteries and the revolutionary 100 kWh utility scale battery Powerpack with $250/kWh pricing

Telsa Motors announced that it intends to offer, subject to market and other conditions, $500 million of additional shares of common stock in an underwritten registered public offering. Elon Musk, Tesla’s CEO, intends to purchase $20 million of common stock in this offering at the public offering price. Tesla intends to use the net proceeds …

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One Million Miles to Go to Pluto flyby

As NASA’s unmanned New Horizons spacecraft speeds closer to a historic July 14 Pluto flyby, it’s continuing to multi-task, producing images of an icy world that’s growing more fascinating and complex every day. On July 11, 2015, New Horizons captured this image, which suggests some new features that are of keen interest to the Geology, …

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BAE Wireless charging of soldier gear can reduce batteries and weight carried by soldiers

Broadsword is a product family of interconnecting components for the next generation of soldier systems. Broadsword delivers ground breaking technology to the 21st century warfighter. Spine uses so-called e-textiles to wirelessly charge military equipment and this energy use can be monitored using a smartphone app. Other equipment in the range includes the Q-Warrior augmented reality …

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Australia plans mach 20 scramjet in 2018 that can fly 120 miles in 30 seconds

Australia’s DSTO has been doing hypersonic experiments in Woomera, South Australia and Norway. In 2018, it plans to launch a glider with an air-breathing scramjet engine that will cruise at hypersonic speeds to travel about 200 kilometres in 30 seconds (mach 20). “Hypersonics research is not new; it’s been conducted for 30 or 40 years. …

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