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carsUS is not buying regular cars so Ford will stop making them and shift to more SUV, trucks, SUV and new electric vehicles

By 2020, almost 90 percent of the Ford Motor company portfolio in North America will be trucks, utilities and commercial vehicles. Given declining consumer demand and product profitability, the company will not invest in next generations of traditional Ford sedans …

batteriesGeneral Motors will self driving ride sharing service with electric cars in 2019

General Motors plans to introduce an autonomous ride-sharing service to several big cities in 2019. GM outlined its vision to reinvent itself. GM wants a future with zero crashes, zero emissions, and zero congestion. GM sells 2.7 million cars a …

batteriesFirst self-assembled 3D superconductor structure created

Prof. Ulrich Wiesner, material science and engineering, created the first ever self-assembled, three-dimensional superconductor with a research group of graduate students and professors of different disciplines. This is the first time a superconductor has self-assembled into a porous, three-dimensional gyroidal …

airplaneFirst new US reactor since 1996 is nearly ready to start

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has approved the expenditure of a further $200 million on the completion of Watts Bar 2, which would bring final spending on the project to a total of up to $4.7 billion. The scope of …

batteriesMicrowave absorbing circuit can enhance plane stealth

A team of Chinese researchers have made a breakthrough in stealth plane technology that could be so significant even local military sources say it should be kept out of the public realm. The team released the technical and design details …

airplanesTrans-Formers for exploring dark and extremely cold areas of the moon

NASA NIAC has a phase 2 funding for a transformer lunar exploration robots. Imagine an oasis of warm sunlight surrounded by a desert of freezing cold darkness. Robots inside the oasis perform scientific lab analyses and process icy regolith brought …

electricBest ever images of Pluto and Charon show unusual dark spots

The closest-ever pictures of Pluto and its moon Charon shows two separate hemispheres in color. There are unknown dark spots that look like pepperoni slices. New Horizons is now less than 9.5 million miles (15 million kilometers) from the Pluto …

asteroidChina Nuclear will have a successful IPO to help fund reactor build and uranium acquisition

China National Nuclear Power’s IPO is over one hundred times over subscribed. China National Nuclear will sell 3.9 billion new shares at 3.39 yuan each. This will raise about US$2 billion. The share price will likely jump given how oversubscribed …

asteroidsMassachusetts General has developed Transplantable bioengineered rat leg which is proof of method to regenerate human limbs

A team of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators has made the first steps towards development of bioartificial replacement limbs suitable for transplantation. In their report, which has been published online in the journal Biomaterials, the researchers describe using an experimental …

asiaElectric Space Sail plans for leveraging 1000 meter tethers for interesting near term cubesat missions

ESAIL: Electric SAIL propulsion technology was presented in late 2014 The ESAIL EU FP7 project (2011-2013) developed laboratory prototypes (TRL 4-5) of the key components of the E-sail. The project involved five countries, nine institutes and had a EU contributed …