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batteriesElectric Cars and Tesla Now to 2020

China is the global leader in electric vehicles sales. Over one million electric cars were sold in China in 2018 which was nearly three times more than the USA. Global electric car sales finished May 2019 with 180,000 sales for …

carsSwitzerland Has Clean Energy and One Third of US CO2 Emissions Per Person

Switzerland gets 95% of its electricity from nuclear and hydroelectric power. Both nuclear and hydro have almost zero CO2 emissions. Switzerland has a population of 8.5 million people. Switzerland gets electricity from Hydropower plants, 56% and Nuclear power plants, 39%. …

asteroidsAsteroid Day 2019 is Actually Five Days and Already Started Livestreaming

Asteroid Day is a global movement to protect Earth from asteroid impacts. 5 Days of Asteroid TV is streaming now! Tune in 12PM CEST (6AM ET, 9AM PST) on June 28 (tomorrow) to watch the 6-hour broadcast of Asteroid Day …

blue originEurope Tentatively Considers Copying SpaceX While China Has Four Companies Racing to Catchup

Europe has provided 3 million euros in funding for a three year investigation of reusable rockets. This program is not funded to actually build or fly any vehicles. They want to agree on specifics of two designs. Europe is tentatively …

astronomyImproved Telescope to Directly Image Alpha Centauri Exoplanets and Other Exoplanet Updates

1. Newly-built planet-finding instrument installed on Very Large Telescope aims to be first to directly image a habitable exoplanet. The instrument, called NEAR (Near Earths in the AlphaCen Region), is designed to hunt for exoplanets in our neighbouring star system, …

asteroidsAsteroid Day 2019 Promotion and NASA, ESA Lists of Asteroid Impact Risks

Asteroid Day is June 28. It is the official United Nations’ day of global awareness and education about asteroids. Redbubble is the largest global marketplace for independent artists. They are partnering to inspire the world about asteroids. Redbubble announced the …

businessBrexit and EU Predictions

It seems the odds are the Boris Johnson will be the next PM of the UK. He indicates he will try to renegotiate UK Brexit with the EU but will leave October 31, 2019 if there is no deal. The …

batteriesGraphene Still Difficult to Use and Path to Major Commercialization is Uncertain

Graphene has a lot of potential because it can be the strongest material and has many other exceptional characteristics. There has been a lot of research around the material since 2004, when Professor Sir Andre Geim and Professor Sir Kostya …

chinaOnly Morocco is on Track to Meet Paris Climate Agreement

Only Morocco is on track to meet a 1.5C Paris Climate Agreement according to the Climate Action Tracker (CAT). The US is critically insufficient and China is insufficient. India is on track to a 2.0C-degree level. With the release of …