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Feb 1, 2023

Ultra-thin layers of rust generate electricity from flowing water

Posted by in categories: chemistry, solar power, sustainability

There are many ways to generate electricity—batteries, solar panels, wind turbines, and hydroelectric dams, to name a few examples… and now, there’s rust.

New research conducted by scientists at Caltech and Northwestern University shows that thin films of rust—iron oxide—can generate electricity when saltwater flows over them. These films represent an entirely new way of generating electricity and could be used to develop new forms of sustainable power production.

Interactions between metal compounds and saltwater often generate electricity, but this is usually the result of a chemical reaction in which one or more compounds are converted to new compounds. Reactions like these are what is at work inside batteries.

Jan 31, 2023

Scientists solved mystery to make next-gen lithium batteries

Posted by in categories: energy, nanotechnology, sustainability, transportation

Nanoscale defects and mechanical stress cause the failure of solid electrolytes.

A group of researchers has claimed to have found the cause of the recurring short-circuiting issues of lithium metal batteries with solid electrolytes. The team, which consists of members from Stanford University and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, aims to further the battery technology, which is lightweight, inflammable, energy-dense, and offers quick-charge capabilities. Such a long-lasting solution can help to overcome the barriers when it comes to the adoption of electric vehicles around the world.


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Jan 30, 2023

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Posted by in categories: energy, sustainability, transportation

Energy storage: A Global Enabler for World Energy Transition

The energy crisis and decarbonization requirements speed up the process of finding alternative solutions, and energy storage plays an important role in applications such as electric vehicle applications and renewable energy.

Jan 30, 2023

Ford hits back at Tesla’s price cuts

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, sustainability, transportation

It’s probably a good time to buy an electric car.

Ford is slashing the price of its electric Mustang Mach-E by as much $6,000, keeping pace with Tesla’s sweeping price cuts, announced just weeks before.

Ford is also increasing production of the Mach-E in an attempt to shorten wait times, which Marin Gjaja, chief customer officer of Ford’s electric Model e division, said can be up to 150 days currently.

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Jan 30, 2023

The Future of Robotics and Automation in Agriculture | TVS

Posted by in categories: food, robotics/AI, sustainability

Explore the cutting-edge technologies revolutionizing the world of agriculture. From self-driving tractors to robotic fruit pickers, learn how robotics and automation are improving crop yields, reducing labor costs, and making farming more sustainable. Discover the future of these technologies and how they are shaping the future of food production. This video is a must-watch for anyone interested in the intersection of technology and agriculture.

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Jan 29, 2023

Ai Tells & Shows How it Will Wipe us Out

Posted by in categories: food, robotics/AI, sustainability

See AI describe in text and dozens of pictures the many ways it could wipe us out. See the power of Open AI’s ChatGPT and Stable Platform text to chat and text to art. Does this resemble some of the things already afoot by human characters today? What can we do about it?

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Jan 28, 2023

Scientists Used Lasers to Transform Plastic Into Tiny Diamonds

Posted by in category: sustainability

Is it a new form of recycling or a pipe dream?

Jan 28, 2023

Electric vehicles more expensive to fuel than gas-powered cars at end of 2022: consulting firm

Posted by in categories: economics, sustainability, transportation

It was cheaper to fuel a gas-powered car for 100 miles than it was to charge a comparable electric vehicle in late 2022, according to Anderson Economic Group.

Jan 27, 2023

European farms mix things up to guard against food-supply shocks

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, climatology, economics, sustainability

Greater diversification could help agriculture withstand climate, economic and geopolitical crises.

“Items in this section have limited availability due to supplier production issues,” “Sorry, temporarily out of stock” and “Sold out” are all signs that became familiar as recent global upheavals exposed how precarious our food supply is.

The COVID-19 pandemic led to bare shelves in supermarkets as shipping routes were cut off. The war in Ukraine has affected the supply of essential grains.

Jan 27, 2023

Elon Musk reiterates his belief that Tesla will ‘be the most valuable company on earth’ amid record quarter for the EV maker

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

Musk also teased that new products are under development, which presumably could be a new car model. Wall Street analysts expect a lower-cost EV that they have dubbed the “Model 2.”

“I should also say that we have other products in development. We’re not going to announce them obviously but they’re very exciting and I think we’ll blow people’s minds when we reveal them,” Musk said.

Other areas of growth for the company include Tesla insurance, which is currently at an annual premium run rate of $300 million. “We’re growing 20% a quarter so it’s growing faster than the growth in our vehicle business,” CFO Zachary Kirkhorn said.

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