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batteriesArk Invest Updated Tesla 5 Year Price Target Will Be Over $6000 per Share

Ark Invest is increasing its 5-year Tesla price target to over $6000 per share. They are now assuming that 37 million electric cars, trucks and SUVs will be sold in 2024. They had assumed that Tesla’s 17% market share for …

antiagingTechnology Progresses While Problems Remain Unsolved

When futurists predict that technology X will be developed, there is a common reply from people who do not know the history of technology. The replies are variations of “Technology X will be developed after we solve Y”. Y can …

energyAnother High Efficiency Solar Cell Material for 29+% Efficiency

Researchers combined an aluminum source into their hydride vapor phase epitaxy (HVPE) reactor, then demonstrated the growth of the semiconductors aluminum indium phosphide (AlInP) and aluminum gallium indium phosphide (AlGaInP) for the first time by this technique. The current world …

chinaTwo Main Chinese Nuclear Companies are Partnering

China Energy Engineering Corporation (CEEC) and China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) have entered into a strategic partnership. CNNC controls most of China’s nuclear sector business including R&D, engineering design, uranium exploration and mining, enrichment, fuel fabrication, reprocessing and waste disposal. …

electricGeopolitics With Energy Independence After Electrification and Fracking

Global oil demand could peak by 2030 with a rapid rise in electric vehicles, ride-sharing and self-driving vehicles. Trucks use 20% of the world’s oil and cars use 40%. This is from 1.5 billion cars. Total global trade is about …

chinaElon Musk Says Tesla Will Design and Make Original Car in China

Elon Musk gave a talk from the Shanghai factory as they began delivering cars from the factory. He indicated Tesla will make a car design center in China and they will design and make an original car design in China …

computers7 Nanometer Chips and 64 Core AMD Threadripper

At CES AMD has announced the 64 core AMD Threadripper line, (3990X). It will have super-high GHz clocks, and only $4,000 a package pricing. Nextbigfuture reader and commenter Goatguy notes that combining the AMD super chip with 512 GB of …

businessTesla Has Years of Domination

Nextbigfuture has been saying that Tesla is a huge winner even before the recent surge in its stock price. This article is mostly from a newsletter that I sent out yesterday. Tesla is clearly on track for a successful ramp …

carsWhat About Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars, Buses and Trucks?

Toyota began developing hydrogen-powered cars more than 20 years ago, but they have been costly and the refueling infrastructure is still minimal. Recent technological advances halved the cost of fuel-cell stacks that mix hydrogen and oxygen to produce electricity. Toyota …

energyNuScale Submits Next Regulatory Step in Canada for Modular SMR Reactor Design

NuScale Power today announced its first submittal to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) for pre-licensing vendor design review (VDR) of NuScale’s innovative small modular reactor (SMR) design. This submission reflects the substantive work that NuScale continues to accomplish in …