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electric bikes$10,000 Electric Car from Premium electric bike maker

Sondors sells folding electric bikes for about $800-1100 each. The $1099 version is a 48 volt 14 amp hour e-bike that has 50-85 mile range and a 20 mph speed. Sondors has revealed a three-wheel electric car that will cost …

batteriesElectric bikes could grow from 200 million today to 2 billion in 2050

There are 200 million electric bicycles ridden today and most are in China. China has had annual sales of about 30 million bikes sold for several years but about 25 million are replacements for worn out bikes. Growth exists, but …

batteriesCarbon nanospikes can convert CO2 into Ethaol with a 63% yield and a room temperature reaction

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed an electrochemical process that uses tiny spikes of carbon and copper to turn carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, into ethanol. Their finding, which involves nanofabrication and catalysis science, …

batteriesSecond careers are an issue now and not just for those who might live to a hundred or more

London Business School professor of management practice Lynda Gratton, argues that the trajectory of our lives—professionally and personally—remains trapped in a mind-set that applied when life spans were much shorter Gratton draws on her new book, The 100-Year Life: Living …

batteriesAlphaGo closes out the five match Go series with a win over Lee Sedol in the human versus computer competition

Google DeepMind’s program AlphaGo beat human Go World Champion Lee Sedol in the fifth match winning the 5 match series 4-1. Brian Wang Brian Wang is a prolific business-oriented writer of emerging and disruptive technologies. He is known for insightful articles …

batteriesMilitaries using technology to mimic civilian vehicles like realistic versions of Autobots will violate the Geneva Convention

Under article 37 of the 1949 Geneva conventions, ruses such as camouflage, decoys, mock operations and misinformation are all permitted however, complete disguising as a civilian is not. ‘Adaptiv’ technology uses cameras on-board the target, such as an armored …

batteriesRussian President Putin declares Syria Mission Accomplished and the planned withdrawal of Russian Forces

The Russian president, Vladimir Putin, has abruptly declared that he is withdrawing the majority of Russian troops from Syria, saying the six-month military intervention had largely achieved its objective. The news on Monday, relayed personally to the Syrian president, Bashar …

batteriesUS Navy looks at three ways to kill everything which include Hypervelocity Projectiles and Railguns

The US Navy is adopting a philosophy of increased lethality and “three ways to kill everything.” Hypervelocity Projectiles (HPV) Among projects in the works for the US Navy is the development of new gun rounds, including the possibility of a …

batteriesOne operator controls 50 drones at one time

A team at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, has succeeded in launching 50 drones that were all piloted by a single person. The Zephyr drones they used are custom-made, largely from hobby parts, and cost about $2000 each. …

batteriesGE9X engine for the 777X will be 10% more efficient than any twin aisle engine

The GE9X was selected to power the new Boeing 777X. The GE9X will be the most fuel-efficient engine GE has ever produced on a per-pounds-of-thrust basis, designed to achieve a 10% improved aircraft fuel burn versus the GE90-115B-powered 777-300ER and …