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energyPowering Communication for an Interstellar Probe

There was a November 2019, NASA Workshop on Interstellar Propulsion. It was part of the 2019 Interstellar Symposium. The workshop focused on physics-based propulsion technologies that have the potential to meet the goal of launching an interstellar probe within the …

batteriesTesla Cybertruck Reservations Over 535,000

Tesla Cybertruck pre-orders has passed a half million according to an unofficial tally updated by reservation holders. Cybertruck reservation holders at Cybertruckownersclub.com have been tracking pre-orders. They estimate 535,841 pre-orders. This is an average of 5,953 orders received per day …

energyPicosecond Lasers and Avalanche Reactions Generate 1 Billion Times Fusion Reactions

HB-11 Energy has published its progress towards generating commercial nuclear fusion using a dual laser method. the University of New South Wales reports that HB11 Energy has been granted patents for its laser-driven technique for creating fusion energy. They would …

electric carsTesla Semi Factory Possibly Added at Nevada Gigafactory

Electrek reports that Tesla added a large new building besides its Gigafactory in Nevada. They were told that the new building will be used for Tesla Semi production. This has not been officially confirmed. Brian Wang Brian Wang is a prolific …

batteriesTesla Will Also Use Local China Batteries

Tesla is in advanced stages of talks to use batteries without cobalt from CATL . Cobalt is one of the most expensive metals in electric vehicle (EV) batteries. Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) batteries have lower energy density than current Tesla …

apple20% Difference Between Saudi Aramco and Apple

Saudi Aramco has been the most valuable company in the world and it had an IPO late in 2019 and briefly traded at $2 trillion when it was worth 38.7 riyal per share. Saudi Aramco valuation is down to $1.7 …

elon muskTesla Raising $2 Billion

Tesla announced plans to raise $2 billion (2.65 million shares) in a stock offering. Elon Musk did say two weeks ago in a quarterly conference call that Tesla did not need to raise capital. However, Tesla shares were about $500-600 …

climate changeGlobal CO2 Emissions Did Not Increase in 2019

Global emissions were unchanged at 33 gigatonnes in 2019 even as the world GDP grew by 2.9%. Increased wind, solar power, natural gas power and higher nuclear power output in developed countries offset increased emissions in emerging countries. * coal …

batteriesTesla Made 2,625 Model 3s in China in January

NE-Times reports that Tesla Shanghai Gigafactory produced 2625 Model 3s in January, 2020. This had Tesla as the fifth largest electric car maker in January in China. There was a shutdown of the factory for coronavirus. Tesla is producing about …

batteriesTesla’s Huge Advantage With Batteries and Drive Train

Cairn Energy Research Advisors, a consulting firm specializing in electric vehicle battery research, says Tesla’s cylindrical cell battery pack dropped to $158.27 per kilowatt-hour last year. Tesla is the only automaker to use cylindrical battery cells in its battery packs. …