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electric carsOther Car Makers Never Displaced Toyota for Top Hybrid

There is a lot of talk about potential competitors for Tesla. The history of traditional carmakers knocking off a solid number one in a category of cars is not good. Toyota developed a dominant hybrid car with the Prius family. …

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 …

ibmIBM Doubles Its Quantum Volume to 32

IBM announced a new 28-qubit quantum system backend, Raleigh and achieved a system demonstrating Quantum Volume of 32. This is double the quantum volume of 16 of a prior IBM system. Quantum Volume (QV) is a hardware-agnostic metric that we …

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 …

astronomySecond Collision of Neutron Stars Detected

The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) and Virgo collaborations have detected the collision of the second pair of neutron stars. This is the first major event of LIGO detector’s third observing run. This is the second observing run to be …

satellitesSpaceX Successfully Launches 60 More Starlink Satellites

SpaceX had its third launch of Starlink satellites from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Following stage separation, SpaceX will land Falcon 9’s first stage on the “Of Course I Still Love You” droneship, …

batteriesTesla Has Reached 3000 Per Week Production Run Rate in China

Tesla says they have reached a 3000 car per week production run rate in China. This seems to indicate that the capacity of the China factory will be higher than 3000 per week. Tesla is expanding the factory. The yearly …

spaceSpaceX Crew Dragon Video Animation

SpaceX is months away from demonstrating Crew Dragon’s ability to safely and reliably carry astronauts to and from the International Space Station. Brian Wang Brian Wang is a prolific business-oriented writer of emerging and disruptive technologies. He is known for insightful …

algorithmsParticle Accelerator on a Chip Will Reach a Million Electron Volts by End of 2020

Scientists at Stanford and SLAC have created a silicon chip that can accelerate electrons using an infrared laser to deliver, in less than a hair’s width, the sort of energy boost that takes microwaves many feet. Above – This image, …