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Oct 22, 2019

Toyota will use Tokyo Olympics to debut solid-state battery electric vehicle

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Solid-state batteries are the holy grail of battery technology for automakers, but it’ll be a while before they reach production.

Oct 21, 2019

China Reveals Wind Tunnel Tests Of Space Plane-Launching High-Speed Mothership Aircraft

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Such a system would give China the ability to rapidly and unpredictably access space with a reusable orbiter.

Oct 20, 2019

Virgin Galactic Unveils Under Armour Spacesuits and ‘Spacewear’ for Space Tourist Flights

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Virgin Galactic lifted the curtain Wednesday (Oct 16) on its new line of Under Amour “spacewear” for passengers on suborbital trips aboard its SpaceShipTwo vehicles.

Oct 19, 2019

Tesla Model Y: beautiful new bright red prototype spotted at Gigafactory 1

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Tesla is rolling out more Model Y prototypes for testing and we are getting to see the new electric crossover in new colors, including now a beautiful new bright red prototype spotted at Gigafactory 1.

Earlier this month, a Model Y prototype was spotted being tested around Tesla’s headquarters in Palo Alto and since then, there has been a more steady stream of Model Y sightings.

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Oct 18, 2019

As Coachella raged, the L.A. tech world made plans to live on Mars

Posted by in categories: genetics, space, transportation

The only in-flight beverages on the 11-seat private jet were bottled water and a genetically modified bacterial slurry designed to prevent the worst effects of hangovers.

A handful of passengers on the short evening flight from Hawthorne to the edge of the Mojave — venture capitalists, a man with a mushroom-based manufacturing company and this reporter — downed the mixture. The pilot, along with two senior SpaceX engineers, politely declined.

At the Apple Valley Airport, a helicopter waited to take us beyond a far ridge, farther from civilization. Miles from paved roads were two tents, a ring of shipping containers and an “H” painted on the dirt marking a makeshift helipad.

Oct 16, 2019

Elon Musk showed off the elevator that will bring cars into tunnels under busy LA traffic

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Elon Musk took to his Instagram to show off the elevator that could bring your car under LA traffic as a part of The Boring Company. See it in action.


The newest update to Musk’s “Boring Company,” which wants to transport your car in tunnels under LA traffic.

Oct 16, 2019

Watch Tesla with ‘Bioweapon Defense’ air system drive through scary wildfires

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Tesla’s air filtration system with “Bioweapon Defense Mode” is proving useful for the owners affected by the current wildfires in California.

Watch an owner using the system while going through a hellish-looking road with scary air quality.

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Oct 15, 2019

Researchers design new material using artificial intelligence

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

Researchers at TU Delft have developed a new supercompressible but strong material without conducting any experimental tests at all, using only artificial intelligence (AI). “AI gives you a treasure map, and the scientist needs to find the treasure,” says Miguel Bessa, first author of a publication on this subject in Advanced Materials on 14 October.

Foldable bicycle

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Oct 15, 2019

Researchers design a solution for traffic management that helps reduce jams and pollution in cities

Posted by in categories: education, robotics/AI, transportation

A team of researchers from the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) and the Université Paul Sabatier-Toulouse III (France) have developed a system that is capable of managing all traffic in a city, which will help to prevent traffic jams while reducing the driving times of vehicles and pollution levels. The system has been designed for autonomous vehicles and includes a route provider service capable of forecasting the present and future density of traffic in the city. It also takes that information into account when choosing new routes. The work has been published in Electronics.

Unlike existing systems that can suggest alternative routes depending on the bottlenecks at a certain time, the new system makes it possible to find out the present and future density of in the entire metropolitan area, and controls traffic as a whole, aiming to minimize or totally eliminate . In addition, it allows including different criteria—environmental, atypical situations, accidents, etc.—to dynamically provide advice about routes.

“Our proposal makes it easier for authorities to restrict or eliminate traffic in a certain area during the time period they find appropriate. For example, reducing traffic next to schools during the entry/exit hours, or in areas where ambulances circulate or an accident has happened, etc.,” explains Carlos Tavares Calafate, researcher at the Networking Research Group-DISCA of the UPV and coordinator of the work.

Oct 14, 2019

Elon Musk: Tesla Pickup looks like ‘an armored personnel carrier from the future’

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Elon Musk gave another hint about the Tesla Pickup truck design, which he now calls ‘Cybertruck’. The CEO says that it looks like ‘an armored personnel carrier from the future.’

The CEO shocked some when he said that the Tesla Pickup Truck will have a ‘really futuristic-like cyberpunk Blade Runner’ design without explaining what that meant other than saying that ‘it won’t be for everyone’.

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