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  • Proof of concept verifies physics that could enable quantum batteries

    01/17/2022 9:01:29 AM PST · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    https://newatlas.com ^ | January 16, 2022 | By Michael Irving & University of Adelaide via Scimex
    Quantum batteries could one day revolutionize energy storage through what seems like a paradox – the bigger the battery, the faster it charges. For the first time, a team of scientists has now demonstrated the quantum mechanical principle of superabsorption that underpins quantum batteries in a proof-of-concept device. The quirky world of quantum physics is full of phenomena that seem impossible to us. Molecules, for instance, can be become so entwined that they begin acting collectively, and this can lead to a range of quantum effects. That includes superabsorption, which boosts a molecule’s ability to absorb light. “Superabsorption is a...
  • Toyota Made Its Key Fob Remote Start Into a Subscription Service [Updated] (next up: turn off your car if your social media has 'misinformation'?)

    01/17/2022 8:07:13 AM PST · by DoodleBob · 107 replies
    The Drive ^ | DECEMBER 9, 2021 | ROB STUMPF
    Remember when BMW wanted to charge drivers to use Apple CarPlay? How about the subscription required for the Mercedes EQS's rear-wheel steering functionality in Europe? It turns out that luxury marques aren't the only ones looking to cash in on that sweet, sweet software as a service cash: Toyota has been testing the waters by making the remote start functionality on your proximity key fob part of a larger connected services subscription.Yes, it appears the pay-to-play ethos that's spreading around the industry has reached the world's largest automaker. A Toyota spokesperson confirmed to The Drive that if a 2018 or...
  • CAUGHT: Pelosi & Schumer's Desperation Sham Bill

    01/13/2022 8:19:10 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 16 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jan 13, 2022 | JaySekulow
    Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi have hatched a whole new scheme to federalize elections. How? They gutted a NASA bill that had already been passed by the House and had made its way to the Senate floor, stripping out the language and replacing it with language that federalizes our elections. ACLJ Director of Government Affairs Thann Bennett explained how this bill was stripped down to be used for hyper-partisan legislation: "Can you imagine being the supporters of that NASA authority bill right now when it is now being used to take over elections,...
  • Elon Musk: SpaceX, Mars, Tesla Autopilot, Self-Driving, Robotics, and AI (a freewheeling 2.5 hr Q&A)

    01/02/2022 12:26:02 PM PST · by poconopundit · 15 replies
    Lex Fridman Podcasts on Youtube ^ | December 28, 2021 | Lex Fridman interview w/Elon Musk
    Elon Musk is a pleasure to listen to for a number of reasons: he's down to earth, witty, often funny, and as the CEO & Chief Engineer of Space/X he can delve into the challenges of rocketing to Mars and make it somewhat understandable and interesting for the layman. I'm pretty impatient when it comes to podcasts, but I listened to the first 45 minutes of this 2.5 hour recording -- it was that interesting. Scan the subjects in the index below, then click to your subject of interest. Here's an excerpt from the podcast where he discusses what he...
  • Dear Conservatives, Elon Musk is Not Your Friend: He is a climate change radical who partners with the government at every turn to enrich himself

    12/28/2021 8:33:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 168 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/28/2021 | Bode Lang
    Conservatives have enjoyed Elon Musk's behavior in recent weeks, blasting Elizabeth Warren, opposing lockdowns, and insulting CNN, but the giddiness spewing from conservatives about Musk is foolish. To those embracing Elon Musk's political conversion, remember that Musk has been one of the most prominent advocates of the continuous scam known as climate change. Like Bill Gates and Al Gore, Musk is an extremely wealthy man who fattens his own pockets through propagating climate change. And like those other rich guys, Musk doesn't refrain from using private jets to fly around the world to save it. In 2018, Elon Musk reportedly...
  • Tested: InsideEVs Reveals Real World Range Of Today's Electric Cars ... InsideEVs tests EVs to find out how far they'll go in the real world at a steady 70 mph.

    12/27/2021 12:31:40 PM PST · by Red Badger · 138 replies
    https://insideevs.com ^ | Updated: Nov 02, 2021 at 9:51am ET | By: Tom Moloughney
    How far an electric vehicle goes on a single charge depends on a lot of factors, including speed, temperature, topography, and other traffic conditions. This is why government-backed range ratings like the EPA and WLTP use are really just an estimate of what an EV owner can expect in a combination of city and highway driving in mostly favorable, albeit not ideal, ambient temperatures. The real world is entirely different, though, which is why InsideEVs conducts its own EV range tests at a constant speed of 70 miles per hour. About EV Range Tests Conducted By InsideEVs We want to...
  • Charging tweak revives lost lithium to boost battery capacity & lifespan

    12/23/2021 10:45:25 AM PST · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    https://newatlas.com ^ | DECEMBER 22, 2021 | By Nick Lavars & Stanford University
    Scientists have taken aim at inactive clumps of lithium that build up over a battery's lifetime and shown how they can be brought back to life to boost the performance of the device. They say this can be achieved simply through tweaks to the charging process, and the approach mightn't just benefit the batteries of today, but unlock next-gen battery designs with far greater densities. The breakthrough comes from a team of scientists at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University, who were focused on what they call islands of inactive lithium. These form as batteries...
  • FULL INTERVIEW: Elon Musk Sits Down With The Babylon Bee (NOT A JOKE!)

    12/22/2021 6:13:17 PM PST · by bitt · 30 replies
    babylonbee.com ^ | 12/22/2021 | babylonbee.com
    RED ALERT: this is not a joke. Elon Musk sat down with Babylon Bee CEO Seth Dillon, EIC Kyle Mann, and Creative Director Ethan Nicolle for an in-depth interview on wokeness, Elizabeth Warren, taxing the rich, the Metaverse, which superhero Elon would be, and how the left is killing comedy. This version contains the full interview with 45 additional minutes of content.
  • Elon Musk Sits Down With The Babylon Bee

    12/21/2021 8:24:25 PM PST · by Bobalu · 46 replies
    Babylon Bee youtube page ^ | 12/21/21 | Babylon staff
    RED ALERT: this is not a joke. Elon Musk sat down with Babylon Bee CEO Seth Dillon, EIC Kyle Mann, and Creative Director Ethan Nicolle for an in-depth interview on wokeness, Elizabeth Warren, taxing the rich, the Metaverse, which superhero Elon would be, and how the left is killing comedy.
  • SpaceX aces first of three back-to-back Falcon 9 launches

    12/18/2021 8:15:16 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies
    Teslarati ^ | December 14, 2021 | Eric Ralph
    Starlink 4-4 marks the 98th successful Falcon landing, the first time SpaceX has performed a non-polar Starlink launch from its West Coast pad, and the first time a Falcon 9 booster has completed 11 orbital-class launches and spaceflights. Up next, SpaceX is scheduled to launch Turkey’s Turksat 5B geostationary communications satellite out of its Cape Canaveral, Florida LC-40 pad. Falcon 9 could lift off as early as 10:58 pm EDT, Saturday, December 18th (03:58 UTC 19 Dec) – just 15 hours after Starlink 4-4. Set in September 2021, SpaceX’s current record is two launches in ~44 hours.
  • Biden: You're going to see us traveling commercially in the next 20 years at 12-to-15 thousand MPH subsonic speeds

    12/17/2021 10:06:19 AM PST · by janetjanet998 · 107 replies
    Biden says, “You're going to see us traveling commercially in the next 20 years at 12-to-15 thousand miles an hour—subsonic speed.”
  • Move Over Powell: Steve Forbes & Larry Kudlow Endorse Elon Musk for Fed Chairman

    12/17/2021 7:03:33 AM PST · by JV3MRC · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 12/17/2021 | Joseph Vazquez
    Billionaire Elon Musk has made a name for himself recently by mocking the left’s nonsensical multitrillion-dollar economic agenda. Two major media personalities have said he’s a good fit to replace Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. Forbes Media Chairman Steve Forbes and Fox Business host Larry Kudlow both gave the world’s richest man their endorsement for the top position at the Fed during the Dec. 16 edition of Kudlow. During the beginning of his segment with Forbes, Kudlow asked: “[W]hy doesn't Jay Powell and the Fed have the backbone to take aggressive action to curb record-high inflation? By the way, if...
  • Elon Musk video gets conservative comedian dumped by YouTube

    Conservative comedian Steven Crowder has been suspended by YouTube over a video on Elon Musk, which the platform claims contained content “glorifying or inciting violence.” Crowder announced the suspension of his ‘Louder with Crowder’ show on Wednesday and recommended viewers instead watch his show on Rumble, a streaming platform that has become popular with conservative pundits. This is not Crowder’s first suspension. In its message to the comedian, which Crowder posted on Twitter, YouTube claims that his Musk video “violates our hate speech policy.” The message goes on to say the decision was made to keep YouTube a “safe place.”...
  • Elon Musk calls Elizabeth Warren ‘Senator Karen’ in spat over taxes

    12/14/2021 2:44:17 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 42 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/14/2021 | Theo Wayt
    Elon Musk called Elizabeth Warren “Senator Karen” and said she reminded him of an “angry Mom” on Tuesday after the Massachusetts Senator said the Tesla CEO should pay more in taxes. “Let’s change the rigged tax code so The Person of the Year will actually pay taxes and stop freeloading off everyone else,” Warren tweeted with a link to a story about Musk being named Time Magazine’s 2021 person of the year. “Stop projecting!” Musk replied with a link to a Fox News opinion article arguing that the Massachusetts Democrat lied about having Native American heritage in order to benefit...
  • Elon Musk: 'I Will Pay the Most Taxes of Any American In History'

    12/15/2021 8:42:00 AM PST · by SmokingJoe · 68 replies
    The street.com through Msn ^ | December 14 2021 | Corey Goldman
    Obnoxious, but likely correct. Tesla CEO and paper billionaire Elon Musk on Tuesday shot back at comments from Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), telling the Democratic Senator to "stop projecting" and calling her "Senator Karen" for criticizing Musk for not paying enough in taxes. Following Musk's crowning by Time Magazine as Person of the Year on Monday, Warren took to Twitter to weigh in on the billionaire wealth debate and hers and others' perspective that those who make the most don't pay their fair share of taxes. "Let's change the rigged tax code so The Person of the Year will actually...
  • Elon Musk RIPS Elizabeth Warren Whining Over Him Being Named TIME ‘Person of the Year’

    12/15/2021 8:39:37 AM PST · by JV3MRC · 27 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 12/15/2021 | Joseph Vazquez
    Elon Musk used his Twitter account like a battering ram to troll the left for their hypocritical pontificating about class warfare. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) took to Twitter Dec. 13 to express disgust at the world’s richest man being chosen as TIME magazine’s 2021 “Person of the Year.” Warren spewed, “Let’s change the rigged tax code so The Person of the Year will actually pay taxes and stop freeloading off everyone else.” Musk clapped back: “[I]f you opened your eyes for 2 seconds, you would realize I will pay more taxes than any American in history this year.” Then Musk...
  • BASED: TIME Mag Names Vaccine Mandate Critic Elon Musk Its 2021 ‘Person of the Year’

    12/14/2021 3:15:27 PM PST · by JV3MRC · 9 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 12/14/2021 | Joseph Vazquez
    Too bad for the left, they can't mandate who wins “Person of the Year.” So TIME magazine decided to give the world’s richest man Elon Musk that honor, though he’s become a vocal critic of vaccine mandates and the left.
  • Elon Musk named Time Magazine's 2021 Person of the Year

    12/13/2021 8:29:53 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 16 replies
    Twitter ^ | 12/13/21 | Chuck Callestro
    Elon Musk named Time Magazine's 2021 Person of the Year, despite SLAMMING VACCINE MANDATES for 'erosion of freedom' and – Calling on Congress to THROW OUT Biden’s ‘Build Back Better Bill’ – “Don’t Pass It”.. https://twitter.com/ChuckCallesto/status/1470398078494642181
  • Volkswagen's Diess to remain CEO, but with fewer powers - sources

    12/12/2021 7:09:50 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    al-Reuters ^ | December 6, 2021 | Jan Schwartz; Writing by Kirsti Knolle and Christoph Steitz; Editing by David Goodman and Jan Harvey
    Brand CEO Brandstaetter to join management board - sources Supervisory board to meet on Thursday HAMBURG, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess will likely stay on to lead Europe's largest carmaker as part of a solution that will see him cede some responsibilities following a clash with labour leaders, two people familiar with the matter said. The solution would potentially end the carmaker's latest leadership tussle, which has caused uncertainty among investors and led the group's preferred shares to fall significantly in recent weeks. After protracted negotiations led by Volkswagen Supervisory Board Chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch, a way...
  • WaPo warns: Come and see the systemic racism of electric vehicles(re-run?)

    12/12/2021 5:43:31 AM PST · by rktman · 76 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 12/9/2021 1945 hrs et | Ed Morrissey
    Alternate headline: Will the Washington Post put the Babylon Bee out of business? We have barely moved off square one in the progressive push to eliminate internal-combustion engines (ICEs), and we’re already hearing about the upcoming systemic racism in their proposed replacement. Here’s the headline, which is almost a satire in itself of the old joke about media reporting on the end of the world: Without access to charging stations, Black and Hispanics communities may be left behind in the era of electric vehicles Get ready for some new and woke vernacular in the EV era. Now we have to...