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Mar 5, 2023

Tesla’s $5bn Mexican plant is set to become its largest facility, producing 1m electric cars a year

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, employment, sustainability, transportation

Tesla held Investor Day 2023 this week and announced the construction of a new plant in the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon. The new facility will be Tesla’s largest production facility.

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Elon Musk’s company will invest $5 billion to build the Mexican plant and create 5,000–6,000 jobs. Over time, however, the amount of investment and the number of jobs will double.

Mar 4, 2023

3D printed bioceramic bricks give new life to eggshell waste as building materials

Posted by in categories: materials, sustainability

MANUFACTURA’s eggshell project transforms organic waste into a sustainable building material made from 3D printed eggshells.

Mar 4, 2023

First measurements of hydrogen-boron fusion in a magnetically confined fusion plasma

Posted by in categories: nuclear energy, particle physics, sustainability

As fusion developers around the world race to commercialize fusion energy, TAE Technologies has pioneered the pursuit of the cleanest and most economical path to providing electricity with hydrogen-boron (also known as p-B11 or p11 B), an abundant, environmentally sound fuel. Today the company is announcing, in collaboration with Japan’s National Institute for Fusion Science (NIFS), a noteworthy research advancement: the first-ever hydrogen-boron fusion experiments in a magnetically confined fusion plasma.

In a paper published by Nature Communications, scientists explain the outcome of the nuclear reaction of hydrogen-boron in an experiment in NIFS’ Large Helical Device (LHD). This paper describes the experimental work of producing the conditions necessary for hydrogen-boron fusion in the LHD plasma and TAE’s development of a detector to make measurements of the hydrogen-boron reaction products: helium nuclei, known as alpha particles.

The finding reflects years of collaborative international scientific fusion research, and represents a milestone in TAE’s mission to develop commercial fusion power with hydrogen-boron, the cleanest, most cost-competitive, and most sustainable cycle for fusion.

Mar 3, 2023

Tesla’s investor day showed it is ‘one generation ahead’ of rival automakers in EV race, former Ford CEO says

Posted by in categories: business, sustainability, transportation

The company also showcased other executives, which could alleviate concern that Musk has been too distracted by his other business ventures. They also talked about “meat and potato” topics like cutting costs, improving margins, and EV-charging infrastructure.

The keys to winning the EV race will come down to product appeal, software or user interface, controlling cost, and consistent execution, he said.

“And Tesla right now is one generation ahead of the other automakers,” Fields said, though rivals like Ford and Hyundai are making a lot of progress. “Tesla still has the leg-up on the competition, and I think they demonstrated that yesterday.”

Mar 3, 2023

Everyday Life in a Type II Civilization | Unveiled

Posted by in categories: solar power, space travel, sustainability

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Mar 2, 2023

Elon Musk predicts Tesla’s humanoid ‘Optimus’ robots will eventually outnumber humans

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, robotics/AI, sustainability

“You could sort of see a home use for robots, certainly industrial uses for robots, humanoid robots,” he said.

Musk’s musings about AI came during Tesla’s first-ever Investor Day presentation, which was held at the carmaker’s Austin, Texas, Gigafactory.

During the presentation, Musk showed an updated video of the company’s “Optimus” robot prototype, which Musk said he aims to use in Tesla factories and sell to the public.

Mar 2, 2023

Tesla teases mysterious “wireless” home charger on Investor Day

Posted by in categories: sustainability, transportation

The photo showed the rear end of a red Tesla Model S parked in a home garage. A rather large Tesla home charger could be seen on a wall, but it did not seem to be plugged into the all-electric flagship sedan directly at all. Instead, the Model S was parked over what looked like a wireless charging pad. This promptly fueled speculations that Tesla may be looking to roll out a wireless charging system, at least for residential customers, in the future.

A wireless charging system for Teslas would be nothing short of a game-changer. The company’s Supercharger Network already changed the game thanks to its ease of use and convenience. But even manually plugging in a Tesla to a charger is less convenient than just parking over a charging pad. Of course, there are some notable disadvantages to wireless charging, such as slower charging speeds. But if Tesla can figure out a way to roll out a wireless charging system with at least a decent charging rate, the company’s vehicles would likely become even more attractive to consumers.

Mar 1, 2023

Japan’s new supercomputer will forecast heavy rains 6 hours in advance

Posted by in categories: climatology, supercomputing, sustainability

The new supercomputer system can predict the occurrence of linear rainbands, which are clouds that trigger heavy rain, leading to natural disasters.

Trust Japan to get a supercomputer to predict heavy rain and other natural disasters like landslides and flooding.

Japan has always had to deal with natural disasters as the island is located along an area where several tectonic plates meet. The country is highly vulnerable to natural disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis, and natural disasters. These have only been exacerbated due to climate change.

Mar 1, 2023

Tesla Superchargers will now charge non-Tesla electric vehicles

Posted by in categories: sustainability, transportation

It took a while, but better late than never.

Tesla has now begun to provide non-Tesla electric vehicle owners in the U.S. with access to some Supercharger stations and has also explained how the stations work, Electrek.

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Feb 28, 2023

Tesla to Build a Manufacturing Plant in Mexico

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, sustainability, transportation

Electric-car maker Tesla Inc. plans to build a manufacturing plant in the northern Mexican industrial hub of Monterrey, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Tuesday.

Mr. López Obrador, who spoke several times in recent days with Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk, added at his morning press conference that details of the investment would be made known Wednesday.

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